One of the most prominent names remaining on the open market has retired. That player is Marcus McNeill, formerly of the Chargers. McNeill is a former two-time Pro Bowler who was only heading into his age 29 season, but he was cut by the Chargers this offseason to save 10 million in cap space, after signing a 6 year, 48.9 million dollar extension in October of 2010.
He drew interest in free agency by several teams, including the Falcons, Lions, Chiefs, and Eagles. However, neck and spine injuries derailed his once promising career and were the primary reasons for his early retirement. Hopefully, McNeill has not suffered any sort of permanent damage and can live a long and healthy life after football.