On the same day Florio suggested the Colts should go after Chargers tackle Marcus McNeil last week, a radio host in San Diego said the move could happen.
The report of the Colts’ interest comes from Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton from 1010XL in San Diego. The fine folks at StampedeBlue.com point out Hamilton may just be looking for attention and phone calls.
The most interesting part of Hamilton’s report is the inclusion of specific contract numbers McNeil would seek. He says McNeil would want five years and $35 million with $12-15 million in bonus money upfront. (Sounds like a team-friendly deal to us.)
Signing McNeil would cost the Colts a first- and third-round pick, which would go totally against Colts G.M. Bill Polian’s track record. The Chargers also might match the offer sheet at that price.
For now, we’ll consider this rumor more smoke than fire. We’ll let you know if that changes.