One player whose pay has been held down by the current rookie wage setup is Chargers left tackle Marcus McNeill. A 2006 second-rounder, McNeill (below) made the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons, but his rookie deal averaged $750,000 over four years, a far cry from what he would have commanded on the open market—and from this year's $10.7 million franchise tender for O-linemen. He was also hurt by the terms of the uncapped 2010 season that require six years for unrestricted free agency rather than four. McNeill declined San Diego's one-year offer of $3.2 million (which dropped to $600,000 on June 15) and was not expected to report to the opening of camp this week. He could sit out the year in the expectation of earning unrestricted free agency, and his first "max" contract, under a new CBA.