Mike McGlynn

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Mike McGlynn
No. 63 New Orleans Saints
Position: Center / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-03-08) March 8, 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth: Austintown, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school: Austintown (OH) Fitch
College: Pittsburgh
NFL draft: 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 109
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Games played: 71
Games started: 61
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Ryan "Mike" McGlynn (born March 8, 1985) is an American football center who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Pittsburgh.

McGlynn has also played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Early years[edit]

McGlynn played high school football at Austintown-Fitch High School in Austintown, Ohio.

College career[edit]

McGlynn started from 2004–2007 at right offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

McGlynn was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round (109th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract with the team on June 4, 2008.[1]

During the 2008 season, McGlynn was the backup left guard to Todd Herremans, and later Nick Cole. He was placed on injured reserve on January 7, 2009 due to a torn hamstring suffered in a Wild Card Playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings.[2]

McGlynn was inactive for every game of the 2009 season. After Jamaal Jackson suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in week 16 against the Denver Broncos, McGlynn was the backup center behind Nick Cole for the rest of the season.[3]

McGlynn became the starting center for the Eagles after Jackson suffered a torn triceps tendon before the start of the 2010 NFL season.[4] He caught the first pass of his NFL career off a deflection on September 12, 2010. It came from Kevin Kolb and went for one yard.

McGlynn was released on September 3, 2011, during final roster cuts.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

On September 4, McGlynn was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals. He played in seven games in 2011, starting four.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

McGlynn was signed by the Indianapolis Colts on March 15, 2012.

Washington Redskins[edit]

McGlynn was signed by the Washington Redskins on March 28, 2014.[5] The Redskins released McGlynn on August 26, 2014.[6]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

McGlynn signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on August 27, 2014.[7] He started 13 games for the Chiefs in 2014.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

McGlynn signed with New Orleans on May 20, 2015. New Orleans had earlier traded starting guard Ben Grubbs to the Chiefs where he was expected to take McGlynn's spot on the line.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samuel, Jackson pull hamstrings in practice". ESPN.com. June 4, 2008. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  2. ^ Patton, Steve (January 8, 2009). "Andrews back on practice field, but not ready to play". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  3. ^ Grotz, Bob (December 29, 2009). "Jackson lost for season with knee injury". The Times Herald. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  4. ^ "Kolb, Bradley don't pass tests; Vick to take first-team reps". Philadelphia Daily News. September 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  5. ^ Keim, John. "Redskins sign Mike McGlynn". ESPN.com. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Redskins Trim Roster To Required 75 Players
  7. ^ Chiefs Sign Guard Mike McGlynn; Gottschalk Waived
  8. ^ Nick Underhill, "Saints release WR Andy Tanner; sign OL Mike McGlynn", The Advocate, May 20, 2015.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nick Cole
Starting Center of the Philadelphia Eagles
2010
Succeeded by
Jason Kelce