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Bryant McKinnie and Matt Roth are ready and available

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There was some chatter that left tackle Bryant McKinnie would take a year off after getting cut by the Vikings, but he quickly dispelled that theory on Twitter.

Now we know how much he’ll play for. For the low price of $2.5 million plus “reasonable incentives,” McKinnie can be all yours. reports McKinnie’s agent Drew Rosenhaus sent an email to all 32 teams detailing McKinnie’s asking price.

This McKinnie report reminded us of something Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald wrote earlier Monday.  Free agent Matt Roth is reportedly telling teams he’s available for $3 million on a one-year deal.

Roth reportedly talked contract with the Patriots, but they went in a different direction.

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36 Responses to “Bryant McKinnie and Matt Roth are ready and available”
  1. knucklebucket says: Aug 8, 2011 7:36 PM

    Only thing I could say to these guys is let your agents do the deals. You’re doing it all wrong.

  2. vikingsinla says: Aug 8, 2011 7:36 PM

    And by “reasonable incentives”, he means Old Country Buffet discount coupons.

  3. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Aug 8, 2011 7:40 PM

    Oh an old aging veteran… Rosenhaus couldve just saved the effort by only emailing New England.

  4. tjacks7 says: Aug 8, 2011 7:40 PM

    I’m assuming “reasonable incentives” is code for “unlimited hamburgers” for the duration of the contract?

  5. cardsfann1 says: Aug 8, 2011 7:40 PM

    Like to see the Cards get Roth. McKinnie might be an upgrade on the line but don’t think they can afford him.

  6. semperfi24 says: Aug 8, 2011 7:41 PM

    Roth played the game with New England, because EVERYONE expected him to land there, and he got “PWNED”. He apparently mis read the Pats, and thought that they were in desperate need of his services. Guess they had a back up plan in the works. Good luck playing for a team that will give $3 mil, but wont make the playoffs…

  7. rambo08 says: Aug 8, 2011 7:42 PM

    Matt Roth isn’t worth 3 million a year.

  8. goodellflagfootball says: Aug 8, 2011 7:43 PM

    “reasonable incentives” include daily boxes of krispy creme donuts, wider doorways and a 3 digit jersey number.

  9. undeadjesus says: Aug 8, 2011 7:44 PM

    That’s right folks, only $2.5 million for a lazy, morbidly obese, underachieving and uncaring LT. Oh, did I mention he never misses a start? So you can count on him to consistently give you a half-assed effort every Sunday for years to come.

  10. emersonbigguns says: Aug 8, 2011 7:51 PM

    This time next week, it will be half that. Heck, enjoy the season if you’ve already paid for your tickets. Your money will be worth nothing next year.

  11. nbcstinks says: Aug 8, 2011 7:52 PM

    McKinnie is a lost cause and any team who gambles on his lazy butt is going to lose. He has been given chance after chance to change his ways, but football is simply not his number one priority.

  12. depotnator says: Aug 8, 2011 8:45 PM

    I guess Roth is holding out for a team that is better than one and done in the post season.

  13. FinFan68 says: Aug 8, 2011 8:53 PM

    McKinnie was outstanding in college; it’s a shame he has such a poor attitude, lazy habits and a desire to be paid for as little work as possible while he coordinates parties

  14. 2011to2020lions says: Aug 8, 2011 9:00 PM

    With the Lions and their tackle issues with Backus, Goz, and even backup Fox, they may give him a shot with an incentive contract only. If it works out and Backus gets healthy move him to guard, if not you are out very little, and you start building the O-line like they did the D-line a year ago

  15. dkeyser says: Aug 8, 2011 9:29 PM

    The hell with the agents trying to sell their services. What they need is the Slap Chop guy!!!!

  16. steelerdynasty2010 says: Aug 8, 2011 9:30 PM

    funniest comment i’ve ever read. thumbs up and a reply. just damn hilarious

  17. cletusvandam says: Aug 8, 2011 9:32 PM

    So McKinnie is only asking like a buck fifty a pound?

  18. trbowman says: Aug 8, 2011 9:40 PM

    “McKinnie was so fat and his cholesterol so high at Vikings training camp that team doctors believed he would’ve been a severe medical risk to even let practice. He should get looks when he’s fit.”

    Sounds like he’s ready!

  19. dietrich43 says: Aug 8, 2011 9:46 PM

    That they’re available implies that they’re not ready.

  20. justbust says: Aug 8, 2011 9:57 PM

    i can see him not leaving the division, detroit and chicago both have weak lines and the slow fat Mckinney can still fill a hole at right tackle or maybe left if he drops serious weight. We’ll see….

  21. davikes says: Aug 8, 2011 9:59 PM

    Anybody think McKinnie could play nose tackle? Thumbs up if yes, down if no.

  22. dirtyharry1971 says: Aug 8, 2011 10:12 PM

    Hey Buffalo, your offensive line sucks and you badly need a left tackle and you got LOTS of room under the cap.

  23. shawon0meter says: Aug 8, 2011 10:20 PM

    Just don’t bother McKinnie tomorrow, it’s Taco Tuesday

  24. mayfieldroadboy says: Aug 8, 2011 10:21 PM

    I have been a Matt Roth fan, both at Miami and Cleveland. I thought him to be a solid LB/DE. But his interview with the Pats, and then raising his asking price, definitely demanded the Pats to say “pass”. I find this disappointing in Roth. I would almost bet that if he doesn’t find a team, he will be forced to re-sign with Cleveland at an embarrassing discount because I really don’t think the Browns have that much interest in him. And I think that is another one of Cleveland’s mistakes.

  25. thephantomstranger says: Aug 8, 2011 10:22 PM

    McKinnie is fatter than Mike McCarthy.

  26. rugdog100 says: Aug 8, 2011 10:23 PM

    Rosenthal, are you kidding me? McKinnie… READY? He weighs nearly 400 lbs. (his playing weight is 330) and he has high cholesterol. He could freakin die if he plays without correcting those two issues first. Think about what you’re writing.

  27. tednancy says: Aug 8, 2011 10:55 PM

    Matt Roth has always had a higher opinion of himself than his coaches, GMs, etc.

    In Miami and then in Cleveland he thought he should get paid first, rather than put together a couple of solid seasons to earn a contract. As a result he ended up pouting himself out of Miami and then Cleveland.

    Nobody likes a malcontented meathead.

    Matt – if the Dolphins and Browns (teams than need bodies at your position) don’t think you’re worth the investment, why should the Pats?

    Swallow your enormously unearned pride and get it through your think wrestler’s head that you need to be a team player to merit 3 mil per year at your talent level.

  28. ernestbynershands says: Aug 8, 2011 11:17 PM

    Is there a clause in McKinnie’s offer about McDonald’s gift cards?
    Who is the guy asking for 3 mill a year? What position does he play?
    The Browns could use some…wait a minute….

  29. vikingdoode says: Aug 8, 2011 11:24 PM

    This guy needs to go away……worthless

  30. 6ringofsteal says: Aug 9, 2011 12:05 AM

    Golly, I hope my steelers pick up Roth, He demolished my steeler RB’s last year with the Browns. Any of the Browns we can steel away we’ll take, they are a much classier organization from top to bottom. I’d just wish they’d trade Colt Mccy to us for Bloated Ben straight up! HERE WE GO Lord of the 7th. Ring.

  31. theblind6uy says: Aug 9, 2011 12:08 AM

    Well he join the Bears…. At least he wouldn’t get killed by Peppers I’n games anymore. On the ten year anniversary of Special K passing this fat basterd shows up all hopped up on waffles and pancakes…hell the Bears can have him, maybe Jared Allen get a good start to the year then….


  32. knew8411 says: Aug 9, 2011 2:48 AM

    Stop the presses!!! I would hold off on saying that McKinney is available. I just saw him in the buffet line at Pizza Hut, it doesn’t look like he is going anywhere, anytime soon.

  33. ctattles says: Aug 9, 2011 7:48 AM

    Saloon Door McKinnie.

  34. unbreakable02215 says: Aug 9, 2011 8:09 AM

    depotnator says:
    Aug 8, 2011 8:45 PM
    I guess Roth is holding out for a team that is better than one and done in the post season.

    4 trips to the Superbowl in 10 years ? Who’s
    done better in the last decade ?

  35. theytukrjobs says: Aug 9, 2011 8:38 AM

    The problem with McKinnie is that he simply won’t be ready to play by week 1, and likely longer.

    He is 40 lbs over last year’s playing weight, which was already 25 pounds higher than the Vikings would have liked. He’s simply too fat.

  36. knew8411 says: Aug 9, 2011 3:15 PM

    I just confirmed it….he’s still in the buffet line @ Pizza Hut.

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