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  • Marcus McNeill signs Chargers' tender

    Marcus McNeill has reported to the San Diego Chargers, signing his one-year, $630,000 tender, according to sources.

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    The veteran left tackle must sit out the next three games, however, because he and wide receiver Vincent Jackson were placed on the roster exempt list by general manager A.J. Smith on Aug. 20. McNeill will be eligible to play in Week 6 at St. Louis.

    The two sides have the next few weeks to try to work out a long-term deal.

    McNeill had been holding out in search of a long-term deal with the team.

    While the Chargers had been in talks to trade Jackson, it had not entertained offers for McNeill and San Diego had moved forward without him.

    In McNeill's place, second-year player Brandyn Dombrowski has protected quarterback Philip Rivers' blindside as the Chargers have opened the season 1-1.

    McNeill said on his Twitter account, "great to be back today.. GO BOLTS."
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5614020
    Dombrowski has been playing great, but McNeill is a great LT.

  • #2
    smart for him because that is what he needed to do to get his contract extension.
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    • #3
      Marcus will probably have his contract extended before this season is through...
      “I’m your huckleberry!”

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      • #4
        I'm not the biggest fan of McNeill because of his mediocre run-blocking, but hopefully he can come in and prevent the blindside hits that Rivers took last week against Seattle.

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