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Marcus McNeill

Marcus McNeill - #73 - T

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 7"/ 336 lbs.
Birthday 11/16/1983
Birthplace Ellenwood, GA
College Auburn
Years played 7
Drafted 2006, 2nd round, 18th pick by Chargers

O-line play not helping Chargers' cause

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
The Chargers have not come close to hitting preseason expectations on the offensive side of the football, and the O-line play is a big reason.

Former Chargers OT McNeill will retire

Posted Aug. 09, 2012 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
After six NFL seasons, Marcus McNeill has decided to retire.

Chargers cut OLT McNeill

Posted March 13, 2012 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
The Chargers cut OLT Marcus McNeill on Tuesday in time for the start of free agency.

Offensive line becomes Chargers' top need

Posted March 01, 2012 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
Though they have several needs, no area will need to be addressed more in the draft by the Chargers than the offensive line.

Chargers place OLT McNeill on IR, sign OT Gaither

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Chargers have placed OLT Marcus McNeill on injured reserve and signed free-agent OT Jared Gaither, the team announced Wednesday.

Chargers-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
San Diego's patchwork offensive line could be in for a long and difficult outing Sunday.

Chargers' McNeill, Raiders' Ford hurt

Posted Nov. 10, 2011 @ 10:13 p.m. ET
Chargers OLT Marcus McNeill and Raiders WR-KR Jacoby Ford both left the first quarter of their Thursday-night game with injuries.

Chargers' lack of depth is hurting them

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Chargers don't have many impact players beyond their starters, and that lack of depth is hurting them, especially with injuries on the offensive line.

Packers-Chargers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 03, 2011 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups in the Packers' Week Eight game this Sunday against the Chargers in San Diego.   

Chargers OLT McNeill undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery

Posted Aug. 10, 2011 @ 10:07 p.m. ET
Chargers starting OLT Marcus McNeill has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will be out two weeks.

McNeill healthy, ready to go for Chargers

Posted June 01, 2011 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The contract holdout that caused OLT Marcus McNeill to miss the first five games last season hurt the Chargers, but he's ready to contribute from the start in 2011.

Chargers OLT McNeill regains dominance

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
After sitting out the first five games and struggling a bit in his first game back, San Diego OLT Marcus McNeill has been a key factor in the offensive line providing much-improved protection for QB Philip Rivers.

Gut-check time in San Diego

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 5:31 a.m. ET
Sure as shooting, with QB Philip Rivers setting his sights on a new single-season league record for passing yardage, the Chargers appear primed for another late-season charge to the playoffs — provided their special teams stop shooting themselves in the foot.

Despite sack struggles, Chargers not altering O-line

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 8:41 p.m. ET
Despite QB Philip Rivers being sacked a career-high seven times in the Chargers' Week Six loss to the Rams, we hear that the team does not have plans to make any changes along the offensive line.

Protection issues last thing Chargers can afford

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
During the Chargers' run as the class of the AFC West, one thing that didn't plague them was sacks, as QB Philip Rivers was rarely brought down more than one or two times in a game. However, that hasn ...


Posted Nov. 30, 2011
The San Diego Chargers have placed McNeill on season-ending injured reserve with a neck injury and signed tackle Jared Gaither off waivers.||||||| McNeill injured his neck during a loss to the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 10 and was inactive for the last two games
Posted Oct. 13, 2010
McNeill has agreed to a five-year contract extension through 2015 believed to be worth $48.5 million, with $24.5 million guaranteed.||||||| McNeill said after practice Wednesday that the sides were still tweaking the deal and that he expected to sign it Thursday. His agent, Alvin Keels, and the team later announced the sides had agreed. McNeill will make his season debut Sunday at St. Louis.
Posted Sept. 25, 2010
McNeill ended his holdout Saturday when he signed his one-year contract tender as a restricted free agent.||||||| However, he must sit out the next three games 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 Oct. 17 at St. Louis.
Posted Sept. 11, 2008
McNeill, a two-time Pro Bowl player, remains sidelined with a neck injury.||||||| He did work on the side with the team's strength coaches, but has yet to be cleared to practice. McNeill, who hasn't played in any of the exhibition or regular-season games, hopes to put on pads next week.
Posted Jan. 17, 2007
McNeill was added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster on Tuesday, giving San Diego 10 players in the NFL all-star game.||||||| McNeill is an injury replacement for Bengals tackle Willie Anderson. The Pro Bowl will be played Feb. 10 in Honolulu.