NEW YORK -- Brett Favre kept his plans to himself, even as he helped try to recruit running back LaDainian Tomlinson to play for the Minnesota Vikings.
"I would've thought that I might get a little bit of a kind of hint of what he was thinking, but no, he didn't," Tomlinson said on a conference call Tuesday. "He didn't give me a clue at all what he was thinking."
"I didn't ask him because I know as players, there's a lot of stuff that you deal with in the offseason and, in his case, about playing again," Tomlinson said. "So, I didn't want to get into it. He's owed that much respect to make his own decision."
Tomlinson, whom the San Diego Chargers released last month, met with Vikings officials in Minnesota last Thursday about the prospect of joining the team, and he also later heard from Favre. ESPN reported Tuesday, citing an anonymous source, that the communications between the players were by a series of text messages.
"As far as what Brett said, really, he didn't say much," Tomlinson said. "He just said both organizations are great. He told me to take my time, think about it and just make the best decision for my family and that was it."
"It really didn't because, honestly, in my mind, I don't know," Tomlinson said. "He had a great year last year and you would think he would be coming back, but that had nothing to do with it. It had no factor in the decision."
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