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McNeill to visit Falcons next week

March 16th, 2012
ICON SMI

Marcus McNeill

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that free agent offensive tackle Marcus McNeill has set up a visit to the Atlanta Falcons, along with the Kansas City Chiefs for next week. McNeill visited with the Detroit Lions today.

McNeill, 28, was cut by the San Diego Chargers, and has long been rumored to be a potential Falcons target since his release became imminent. McNeill has suffered from neck and spinal issues over the years, and it was those injuries that prompted his release from the Chargers. Per Birkett, McNeill was cleared by his own doctors to resume playing football, but was cut by San Diego because they did not think he would be cleared by the team’s doctors.

McNeill told Birkett that he does not intend to take too much time trying to figure out which team he will ultimately play for. It’s likely that after his visits with the Falcons and Chiefs next week, a decision should come soon after.

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