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Possible Destination for Marcus McNeill: Atlanta Falcons


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Is it too early to talk about possible landing spots for players that are still on the team? Marcus McNeill is still officially on the team and the Chargers would have to release him before he can search for any possible destination, BUT the writing looks like it is on the wall and Big Mac will likely see that pink slip soon.

One possibly destination for the big fella could be the Atlanta Falcons. McNeill is from Atlanta and the Falcons are looking for help on their offensive line.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote about the possibility and had this to say:

One of the Falcons’ main objectives is to improve their offensive line this offseason. Will Svitek and Sam Baker started games at left tackle last season.

The Falcons have medically passed players with neck concerns in the past. Kevin Mathis, Coy Wire and Kelvin Hayden have all been cleared by the Falcons after suffering neck injuries.

Last season, six teams flunked Hayden before the Falcons cleared him and he signed a one-year deal. He ended the season on injured reserve with a dislocated/turf toe.

McNeil, who turned 28 in November, is massive at 6-foot-7 and 336 pounds. His neck and back injuries have led to him playing in just 20 of 32 games over the past two seasons.

Big Mac has done a great job for us in the past, but the injuries to his neck and back are a big concern. McNeill will likely be cut soon and it will give other teams like Atlanta the opportunity to pick him up. We will have to re-sign Jared Gaither or find another replacement at the position. We already know that Brandyn Dombrowski is not the answer.