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McNeill Close to Signing 5-Year Contract

The Chargers say the deal is almost done.

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    SAN DIEGO - MAY 13: Rookie offensive tackle Marcus McNeill #73 of the San Diego Chargers looks on during the Chargers rookie mini-camp at Charger Field on May 13, 2006 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

    The Chargers and left tackle Marcus McNeill have inched closer to inking a deal, the North County Times is reporting.

    For the past eight months, the Chargers have been working to get McNeill back out on the field. The tackle sacrificed more than $2 million by waiting until now to sign. McNeill reportedly signed a pro-rated $630,000 deal on Sept 25.

    McNeill will sign on the dotted line on Tuesday, according to ESPN. Reportedly the deal, will keep McNeill with the Chargers until 2015 and meets his salary requirements.

    The Chargers Public Relations Director Bill Johnston tweeted on Tuesday morning, "Team always said to 73 & 83: sign tender, go to work & we'll see how it goes. It went well for Mac."

    McNeill is eligible to play in Sunday's game, the most-likely scenario is McNeill starting at left tackle, Brandyn Dombrowski moving to right tackle and Jeromey Clary moving into a reserve role, however Coach Turner hasn't commented on the move. We will just have to wait and see.

    To make room for McNeill on the roster, the team reportedly released CB Fred Bennett and S C.J. Spillman

    The Chargers also moved WR Richard Goodman to the active roster from the practice squad.
     
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