Former Chargers OT Marcus McNeill Retires

SAN DIEGO CA - DECEMBER 5: Left Tackle Marcus McNeill #73 of the San Diego Chargers looks on from the bench against the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium on December 5 2010 in San Diego California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Here's your surprise of the day (or, uh, yesterday): Marcus McNeill is retiring.

The former San Diego Chargers offensive tackle was a two-time Pro Bowler and a 2006 second round pick, which means he's only been in the league for six years.

Charger for life...is that a good thing?

The reasoning behind the retirement is injuries. He was released by the Chargers due to a neck injury and had various other ailments.

There are a couple Chiefs connections here:

How long ago was it that we were urging Chiefs GM Scott Pioli to call this guy up?

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