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Marcus McNeill schedules visits with Chiefs and Falcons

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Free agent offensive tackle Marcus McNeill spent Friday at Lions headquarters. He spoke to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press just after the meeting.

“I can tell you that Detroit made a very good impression on me just off the bat,” said McNeill, who acknowledged the return or lack thereof of longtime Lions left tackle Jeff Backus would “probably affect” McNeill’s plans.

Backus is also a free agent.

McNeill disclosed to Birkett that he has scheduled visits with the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons, both slated for next week. The No. 27 overall player on PFT’s Hot 100 list, McNeill does not plan to sign with a team before he’s weighed all offers.