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McNeill's release is imminent

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Blue Bolt

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    Chargers to release longtime left tackle Marcus McNeill
    Posted by Evan Silva on March 13, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT

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    The agent for longtime Chargers left tackle Marcus McNeill has confirmed to Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune San Diego that his client will be released before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. signing period gets underway.

    This move has been expected for months. The Chargers are hoping to re-sign free agent Jared Gaither to be McNeill’s replacement after a strong finish to last season, when McNeill was nursing a neck injury.

    While McNeill immediately becomes a top name on a thin offensive tackle market, medical concerns may prevent him from getting a big paycheck. McNeill has been unable to pass the Chargers’ team physical.

    McNeill received a $5 million advance last year, which counted as a signing bonus, leaving the Chargers $5.2 million in dead money that will count toward the 2012 cap.
     

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