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Free-Agent Watch: Mike McGlynn

Offensive lineman Mike McGlynn

McGlynn was in a tough position last season. He started 11 games at guard but he’s weak at that position and was part of one of the worse interior offensive lines in the league with center Samson Satele and guard Hugh Thornton.

“I think McGlynn is a great kid, but he’s not to be starting in the NFL,” ESPN NFL Insider Matt Williamson said.

McGlynn was actually benched in favor of Jeff Linkenbach during practice the week of their game against Cincinnati on Dec. 8. McGlynn ended up starting that game because Linkenbach suffered an injury in practice.

Slide McGlynn to center, which happened three times because of injuries to Satele, and all is better for him because he plays the position better than Satele.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano had an opportunity to keep McGlynn at center and bench Satele in the playoffs but he decided against it.

Prediction: The odds are very slim that McGlynn returns. He doesn’t play guard well and he wasn’t good enough for his coach to make him the starting center.