Chris Brown has a story up about the Marcus McNeill situation. McNeill has been holding out for a long term deal and the Chargers don't seem terribly inclined to give it to him. In fact, Brown states that the Chargers may even poke McNeill in the eye by way of chopping down his tender. McNeill, for his part, may be getting ready for a long hold out. McNeill would have tremendous value to the Chargers if he were signed (2x Pro Bowler entering his prime) but not so much if he were simply sitting on his couch watching Chargers games on his television.
Before the draft there was much talk about shipping Lynch off to San Diego. The Chargers had, after all, dropped Tomlinson and were in need of another running back. San Diego traded all the way up to 12 to land Ryan Mathews so they really don't have a pressing need at that position any more. That's not to say that San Diego would turn it's collective nose up at another RB but rather that the position is no longer (barring injury) a priority.
The deadline for McNeill is rapidly approaching--next Tuesday to be precise. If he doesn't sign his tender his trade value will fall. At that point Buffalo could make a call to San Diego offering a 2011 2nd rounder and a 3rd round 2012 pick. The Chargers will not only get something instead of nothing; they'll be replacing the 2nd rounder they used on McNeill and adding a 3rd rounder.
Buffalo would then need to satisfy McNeill's contract demands, which are likely to be high....perhaps as high as Peters demanded. However, McNeill doesn't have a history of crying about each contract approximately 12 seconds after he signs it. To my way of thinking, McNeill would be worth the money and draft picks.
P.S. I thought about putting up a poll but I figured that Buffalo's QBs would skew the result by creating about 300 profiles each in order to vote yes again and again and again and again.