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More Details On Marcus McNeill’s New Contract

Thanks to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, we now have a more in-depth view of the new contract that was recently signed by Pro-Bowl offensive tackle Marcus McNeill. Below is a portion of the article by Acee.

Marcus McNeill’s contract is an excellent example of why we use the term “virtually” guaranteed when reporting such deals.

Based on a total of $48.985 million over six years (including 2010) McNeill becomes the fifth-highest-paid left tackle in the NFL in terms of average per year.

But while it is likely he will make at least $24.485 million between now and 2012, there is very little money ($2.235 million) absolutely guaranteed.

The contract greatly protects the Chargers against injury and also gives them the flexibility to go another direction after every season.

Go here for the entire story.

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