The Pro Bowl left tackle ended his holdout Saturday when he signed his one-year contract tender. Things progressed Monday, when The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that McNeill was at Chargers Park for meetings before heading off for a physical that will pave the way for him to practice with the team.
"Me and the Chargers, we talked, and I feel real comfortable about my situation," said McNeill, who wants a long-term deal. "I felt assured when I got back I'd be able to play and hopefully receive something later on down the line. I feel more comfortable."
McNeill is scheduled to make approximately $444,000 -- or more than $2.7 million less than his salary would have been had he signed his original tender in the spring.
Despite the considerable financial fallout of his actions, McNeill stands by his decision and hopes a longterm deal eventually will come.
"I definitely feel I took a step in the right direction," he said. "I feel me and the Chargers feel good about our relationship, and we want to keep it for hopefully a long time."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.