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Marcus McNeill | Tackle

Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 336
College: Auburn
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (50) / LAC

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Retired OT Marcus McNeill's agent says his client is not contemplating a comeback.
"No, he's not," Alvin Keels said. McNeill caused a stir on Twitter in recent days. "Dont call it a comeback #staytune," McNeill tweeted. "Whenever a door closes. Look for the window. Making progress. Taking it one day at a time." McNeill also retweeted plenty of Chargers' fans asking for him to come back. The 29-year-old hung up the cleats last summer. Sat, Mar 30, 2013 03:47:00 PM

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The Jets recently worked out free agent OT Marcus McNeill.

The NY Daily News reports, however, that McNeill is not an option because he's retired. It's quite possible that the Jets workout convinced McNeill he was done two weeks ago. E SPN's John Clayton hinted that the Jets could be interested in trading for Colts RT Winston Justice, though he seemed to be just thinking out loud on that one. We don't see the Colts weakening their offensive line for Andrew Luck's debut.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 01:10:00 PM

Free agent LT Marcus McNeill has decided to retire from football.

The 2006 second-rounder earned trips to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons as Philip Rivers' blindside protector. A starter in all 82 games over six seasons as the class of the AFC West, McNeill's career had stalled out the past few years due to back and neck injuries with roots dating to his college days at Auburn. Turning 29 in November, McNeill cites recurring spinal issues as the reason for retirement.
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 05:28:00 PM

NFL teams are reportedly doing "increasingly more due diligence" on free agent LT Marcus McNeill's health.

McNeill is the top "name" player left on the market, but clubs are skeptical about his health -- particularly after the Eagles passed on McNeill in favor of Demetress Bell following Jason Peters' Achilles' tear. Per The Sports Xchange's Len Pasquarelli, Philadelphia officials "hinted broadly" that they weren't certain about McNeill's availability or capability of playing in 2012.
Sun, Jul 1, 2012 02:28:00 PM

Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune San Diego confirms free agent OT Marcus McNeill is "very unlikely" to return to the Chargers.

The Chargers have moved on with Jared Gaither, and want former Raiders LT Mario Henderson as his backup. Their medical staff must not think much of McNeill's back condition. The rest of the league doesn't seem to, either.
Fri, Apr 6, 2012 05:36:00 PM

The Eagles have "reached out" to free agent OT Marcus McNeill after losing Jason Peters to a torn Achilles' tendon.

McNeill and Demetrius Bell are easily the top two tackles on the free agent market, so the Eagles know where to look. Bell is scheduled to visit the team this weekend. McNeill could be next. McNeill's market has been painfully slow after he was released by the Chargers in mid-March over medical concerns.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 10:31:00 PM

Free agent LT Marcus McNeill has visits lined up with the Falcons and Chiefs.

McNeill visited the Lions on Friday, and has been cleared to play after a neck injury limited him to nine games last season. The Lions are reportedly still interested in re-signing Jeff Backus, so the Falcons and Chiefs could be more realistic options for McNeill.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 02:00:00 PM

Free agent LT Marcus McNeill will visit the Lions on Thursday.

It appears the Lions are exploring alternatives to in-house free agent LT Jeff Backus. Detroit will be McNeill's first-known visit since his Tuesday release.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 11:20:00 PM

The player rep for free agent LT Marcus McNeill insists his client is fully healthy despite McNeill's inability to pass the Chargers' exit physical.

McNeill has knee and back conditions, and the concern inside the Chargers' building was that they are chronic. "He has been cleared to play by neck and spine specialist Craig Brigham," insisted McNeill's agent, Alvin Keels. "He's 100 percent healthy." Interested teams, if there are any, will determine that on an individual basis when they bring McNeill in for physicals.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 02:35:00 PM

Chargers released LT Marcus McNeill.

McNeill had proven to be one of the league's more durable left tackles before signing a six-year, $48.9 million extension in October 2010, but has been plagued by injury ever since, appearing in just 20 of a possible 32 games the past two seasons. He underwent two knee surgeries last offseason before a neck ailment sent him to injured reserve in November. It made no sense for the Bolts to pay his $10.5 million 2012 salary after waivers acquisition Jared Gaither fared surprisingly well in McNeill's absence. Now a free agent, re-signing Gaither figures to be a priority for the Chargers.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 01:20:00 PM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution believes the Falcons could be a potential landing spot for LT Marcus McNeill if the Chargers release him this offseason.

The Falcons need an upgrade on Will Svitek, and Sam Baker is in danger of being released. San Diego is expected to cut McNeill next month in order to save $10 million in cap space. McNeill would have no trouble beating out Svitek in training camp, but makes for a risky signing due to medical concerns.
Sat, Feb 11, 2012 06:46:00 PM

The Chargers are expected to waive LT Marcus McNeill to clear $10 million in salary cap space.

McNeill needs medical clearance by March 15 to guarantee his $10.5 million salary, but Chargers doctors won't be giving the green light after neck and back injuries limited him to 20-of-32 games the past two seasons. McNeill will head to free agency, and the Bolts may try to re-sign Jared Gaither as his replacement. Aside from Gaither and Demetrius Bell, the 2012 free agent market is bereft of quality left tackles. San Diego's O-Line is a primary concern this offseason.
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 06:24:00 PM

Chargers LT Marcus McNeill (injured reserve, neck) says he has no plans to retire.

The Bolts' 28-year-old blindside protector has been limited to 20 games the past two seasons by neck and back injuries. McNeill says he's "not going to Brett Favre nobody." Due $10.5 million in 2012, the decision to return to San Diego might not be entirely up to him. Waiver-wire addition Jared Gaither performed exceptionally well at left tackle down the stretch. Gaither, though, is ticketed for unrestricted free agency.
Mon, Jan 2, 2012 01:18:00 PM

Chargers placed LT Marcus McNeill (neck) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The Bolts claimed Jared Gaither off waivers from the Chiefs to replace him. McNeill, 28, signed a pricey new $48.9 million extension two Octobers ago, but has experienced recurring back and neck injuries that are now bordering on chronic. We'll be monitoring his future outlook during the offseason. Brandyn Dombrowski will close out the year on Philip Rivers' blind side. Don't expect improvement from San Diego's pass protection the rest of the way.
Wed, Nov 30, 2011 04:40:00 PM

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Chargers LT Marcus McNeill is in danger of missing the rest of the season with a neck injury.

Multiple sources tell the Union-Trib that McNeill will miss "at least" two more games, and possibly the final six. In a best-case scenario, McNeill would return on December 11 against Buffalo, but it's far from a sure thing. Fill-in Brandyn Dombrowkski requires constant "help" blocks from other players because he struggles mightily in pass protection. McNeill's neck problems date back to 2008, so they've now officially become chronic.
Sun, Nov 20, 2011 06:17:00 PM

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