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McNeill getting highest tender from Chargers, too

One the same day that Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune broke the news that three key members of the Chargers — receivers Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd and linebacker Shawne Merriman — will be tendered at the highest possible level, Acee now reports that the Chargers will tender left tackle Marcus McNeill at the top level, too.

Per Acee, McNeill will get an offer that will give the Chargers a right to match and, if they don’t, a first-round and third-round pick as compensation.

So if they get raided for each of those players, the Chargers will end up with five first-round picks and five third-round picks in the 2010 draft.

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26 Responses to “McNeill getting highest tender from Chargers, too”
  1. Byrd Is The Word says: Feb 28, 2010 5:29 PM

    That means Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd and Shawne Merriman and Marcus McNeill all got the highest tender.
    If each of those players get raided, the mysterious rule is in effect that states if 4 players with high tenders are raided, you get credit for a 5th as well.

  2. MasterShake says: Feb 28, 2010 5:34 PM

    So what.
    More importantly, at this time, it’s tied 2-2 in the olympic hockey game. Our friends from the north had a 2-0 lead and are starting to fade. How’s our ass taste!
    Little premature but what the hell. Hopefully their free healthcare will cure their blues.
    This post sucks, I’m sorry sorta, you’re welcome.

  3. Doc Fluty says: Feb 28, 2010 5:35 PM

    if i had a low 1st round pick.. say 27th or so.. i would mind trying to snatch mcneill or merriman..

  4. lionsfan2086 says: Feb 28, 2010 5:35 PM

    San Diego has it’s own picks in those rounds, thus 5 total.

  5. Fike Mlorio says: Feb 28, 2010 5:39 PM

    genius, they’d still have their own first and third

  6. BoltFan17 says: Feb 28, 2010 5:40 PM

    The mysterious rule is that the Chargers already have their own first and third rounders. Think about it.

  7. cameron says: Feb 28, 2010 5:44 PM

    Byrd, you deep thinker you.
    If the chargers lost Floyd, Jackson, Merriman and McNiell then they would get an ADDITIONAL 4 firsts and thirds.
    And because they already have 1 of each that would be a total of 5 picks..

  8. EdReed4prez says: Feb 28, 2010 5:48 PM

    Byrd- they would still have the first and third round pick that they start with…

  9. Ryan says: Feb 28, 2010 5:50 PM

    The chargers already have a 1st and a 3rd, the writer is including that. 1+4=5. Way to be loud conident and wrong byrd.

  10. Play4Blood says: Feb 28, 2010 5:54 PM

    Has anyone told Byrd that the Chargers already have a 1st and 3rd, thus giving them a total of 5 each in this scenario?
    Just checking.

  11. MasterShake says: Feb 28, 2010 6:08 PM

    Did I mention how much I love Canada?

  12. Gautam says: Feb 28, 2010 6:21 PM

    at Byrd Is The Word – not sure if you are aware of this but the San Diego Chargers also get to draft players….

  13. KillerKlown says: Feb 28, 2010 7:04 PM

    Yeah, but they (SD) will still have ZERO Lombardi trophies, so really it’s all a moot point.

  14. Byrd Is The Word says: Feb 28, 2010 7:12 PM

    Touche guys, touche

  15. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Feb 28, 2010 7:29 PM

    There really ought to be a limit to how many players you can tender at the highest level. Everyone knows the Chargers won’t match and just take the picks. Yes, some team will be dumb enough and desperate enough to make the offers. Some team always does.

  16. Beauregard says: Feb 28, 2010 7:30 PM

    It’s a rebuilding year in San Diego. Last year tore their hearts out. There will be a talent drain followed by free agents and draft choices trying to learn the system. Meanwhile, Rivers gets older and the clock is ticking on his knees.

  17. OldNo7 says: Feb 28, 2010 8:02 PM

    “KillerKlown says:
    February 28, 2010 7:04 PM
    Yeah, but they (SD) will still have ZERO Lombardi trophies, so really it’s all a moot point.”
    How does not having won a Super Bowl in the past make the draft moot?
    Don’t be lame regarding other peoples’ teams, dbag.

  18. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Feb 28, 2010 9:02 PM

    MasterShake: How did that game work out for ya, big mouth?
    You gotta be some kind of stupid to talk like your team won, when the game wasn’t even over, lol.
    You taste that?
    That’s Canadian ass, loser.

  19. The Notorious V.I.C. says: Feb 28, 2010 9:22 PM

    The Chargers would have a Super Bowl trophy by now if they had kept Drew Brees as their starter all these years and used the Philip Rivers draft spot to select another player that could’ve helped them, like another OLineman or a WR or something.
    Not saying Rivers isn’t a damn good QB, but with Brees I think they would’ve won a Lombardi by now.

  20. Route36West says: Mar 1, 2010 12:09 AM

    How does 4 players(Jackson,Mcneill,Merriman,Floyd) tendered at the 1st and 3rd round level equal 5 1sts and 5 3rd round picks?

  21. Sourdough says: Mar 1, 2010 12:41 AM

    Joe in Toronto, Canada: Congratulations on winning in hockey today…a game in which you were supposed to win. After all, hockey is your national sport. In the USA, not even close. Hockey is only relevant if, and when, the USA is involved.

  22. KillerKlown says: Mar 1, 2010 9:40 AM

    Hey OldNo7 – The fact that they have never won the big game is exactly why their draft doesn’t matter. It matters to other teams. No doubt that NO is happy they chose Rivers and decided to let Brees go, as are the NYG I’m sure happy for the trade with Eli. See, those teams have actually accomplished something. Instead of calling me names, why don’t you drown your sorrows in your OldNo7 and dream about Ryan Leaf. Loser.

  23. Filbertkiwi71 says: Mar 1, 2010 9:44 AM

    # The Notorious V.I.C. says: February 28, 2010 9:22 PM
    “The Chargers would have a Super Bowl trophy by now if they had kept Drew Brees as their starter all these years and used the Philip Rivers draft spot to select another player that could’ve helped them, like another OLineman or a WR or something.
    Not saying Rivers isn’t a damn good QB, but with Brees I think they would’ve won a Lombardi by now.”
    ========
    If Brees had played better sooner, then they probably wouldn’t have drafted Rivers. That draft would have been real interesting though. Do they still draft Eli, and then trade him to the highest bidder? If so, for what?
    Even after Rivers was drafted, it was Marty who played Brees in that end of the season meaningless game where Brees got injured, that really was the problem. The Chargers did offer Brees a contract after the injury. He ended up signing with the Saints instead.
    Remember, there was no guarantee that Brees would come back from that injury. That injury was one of those 1-100 will comeback and play effectively type of injuries. Who is going to sign a player to a long term contract with guaranteed money with that type of injury without having proof that the player can still play?

  24. Filbertkiwi71 says: Mar 1, 2010 9:56 AM

    @KillerKlown –
    You sound like one of those typical people that talks trash, but can’t handle it when it is given back to you.
    No, the Chargers have never won the SB, but they have won the AFL championship before they became part of the NFL.
    Eli was in the right place at the right time and won a ring. The defense did most of the work. I will be shocked if Eli ever wins another SB ring.
    In regards to Brees/Rivers, read my previous post, you might actually learn something.
    Now do you grow up and act like an adult, or do you attempt to comeback with some witty line. Doing so will just prove that you are so insecure that you need to get in the last word.

  25. Mark0226 says: Mar 1, 2010 3:40 PM

    Filbertkiwi71 says: Who is going to sign a player to a long term contract with guaranteed money with that type of injury without having proof that the player can still play?
    =====
    The World Champion New Orleans Saints, that’s who. They signed him to a six year deal with 10 million guaranteed.

  26. KillerKlown says: Mar 1, 2010 7:32 PM

    You know, maybe the Chargers can take a big, strong Michael Turner type running back with one of their many picks. Maybe they can also find a guy or two with their other picks that isn’t a drunk driver, cop fighter, ‘roid taker, “purple drank” pusher, or kid making factory. Then, if they try real hard, they can mow through their weak division and lose in the playoffs again! They have that AFL Championship to lean back on though, right?

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