The Ravens will sign Bryant McKinnie in an effort to fix their tackle problem.
Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports McKinnie has agreed to a deal. The Ravens came close to confirming the report via Twitter. (UPDATE: They confirmed it.)
Through the years, we’ve been fortunate to obtain players late in training camp or just before the start of the season who help us win,” Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome said.
This is a fine gamble if the price is low enough. The Ravens looked set to start a right tackle that was cut by the Patriots, so they should have been looking for other options.
A guy as talented as McKinnie who started all last season is worth a try. The Ravens may move McKinnie to right tackle or possibly move Michael Oher from the blind side so McKinnie can play on the left.
UPDATE: The Ravens confirmed the move, pending a physical. It’s a two-year deal. Florio reports via a source that it can be worth up to $7.5 million. Only $1 million is guaranteed.