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Ravens show interest in Bryant McKinnie

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We were rather surprised to read the news Tuesday morning in the Baltimore Sun that Mark LeVoir was the favorite to start at right tackle for the Ravens.

It was a surprise because the Ravens only signed LeVoir on Sunday. And because the Patriots didn’t think LeVoir was worth keeping on their 90-man roster.

Baltimore seems hesitant to let rookie third round pick Jah Reid start.  They may also come up with a solution where they don’t use LeVoir or Reid as a starter.

Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that the Ravens are “very interested” in free agent Bryant McKinnie.   Perhaps the former Viking would play left tackle in Baltimore, with Michael Oher sliding back to the right side.   Or maybe they want to try McKinnie at right tackle.

Whatever the answer, Baltimore’s offensive line looks rather unsettled as the opening week game against the Steelers approach.

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48 Responses to “Ravens show interest in Bryant McKinnie”
  1. dazdillingeristhevoiceofreason says: Aug 23, 2011 1:52 PM

    What’s the dumpster situation behind the Ravens facility? Mt. McKinnie needs a place to dispose of his incriminating s*x toys…

  2. gdeli says: Aug 23, 2011 1:52 PM

    You can have him we will do with adding an extra Tight end like we had to do with mckinnet sometimes anyway. Put kleinsasser on it, he’s a sneaky little shi* like you are(animal house). ha

  3. unbiased8383 says: Aug 23, 2011 1:55 PM

    If I had offensive line concerns I would give this guy an incentive loaded contract. If he can keep the weight off and not get in trouble off the field he could be a good pickup. That said, if he did that in the first place he would still be in Minnesota.

  4. brewdogg says: Aug 23, 2011 1:56 PM

    Do it Bryant. Good place for you to land.

    Good luck.

  5. lpd1964 says: Aug 23, 2011 1:57 PM

    Good luck with that fat load, imagine your one requirement was to show up in shape and Mcflabby couldn’t do it-Bum!!

  6. Steeler's Will says: Aug 23, 2011 2:00 PM

    I don’t really see it as strange that a team is hesitant to start a rookie on the o-line, even if your only other option is a newly acquired vet.

  7. jimmysee says: Aug 23, 2011 2:00 PM

    Ravens — remember — the Vikes O-line is not exactly the four horsemen.

  8. shaggytoodle says: Aug 23, 2011 2:03 PM

    I dont think any team should be intersted in a donkey like him.

  9. shackdelrio says: Aug 23, 2011 2:06 PM

    The hold up is McKinnie is requesting that he be paid his signing bonus in ones.

  10. thephantomstranger says: Aug 23, 2011 2:08 PM

    They’re interested in him as a human garbage disposal.

  11. clintonportisheadd says: Aug 23, 2011 2:08 PM

    Just how desperate can the Ravens be to even consider this overweight and morally bankrupt creep?

  12. zimaman says: Aug 23, 2011 2:12 PM

    Gregg

    gotta disagree man

    it’s not that he was not good enough to make the 90 man roster

    BB respects this guy and he is not going to make the FINAL roster cut and has no practice squad eligibilty. BB is giving this guy a fair opportunity to make another squad

  13. jack2469 says: Aug 23, 2011 2:13 PM

    Ray Rice and Joe Flacco just asked to be traded….just ask Brett and Adrian how it worked out for them, being from MN i’ve watched this guy his entire career…..dont be stupid Baltimore.

  14. Carl Gersbchmidt says: Aug 23, 2011 2:14 PM

    lpd1964 says:
    Aug 23, 2011 1:57 PM
    Good luck with that fat load, imagine your one requirement was to show up in shape and Mcflabby couldn’t do it-Bum!!

    ___________

    I’m confused, so the vikes lost their QB to the Ravens, too?

  15. sterling7 says: Aug 23, 2011 2:15 PM

    As a lifelong Minnesota Viking fanatic (translated means glutton for punishment) I can tell you the Ravens are trading one lazy fat slob for another, haven’t they learned their lesson from the other 6’9″ 340 lazy fat slob they let go? Apparently not. By the way kudos to the NFL Network for picking up Kris Jenkins and using Willie McGinest more, a huge upgrade from Warren Sapp and Jamie Dukes and special thanks for sending Warren Sapp out on the road-keep him there!!

  16. vikesorgtfo says: Aug 23, 2011 2:17 PM

    How’s the rap scene in Baltimore?

    Questions Bryant McKinnie would ask.

  17. steelbydesign says: Aug 23, 2011 2:18 PM

    James Harrison and Lamarr Woodley are licking their chops right now.

  18. davikes says: Aug 23, 2011 2:32 PM

    If McKinney could only just sit on DE’s he’d have it made.

  19. milkmandanimal says: Aug 23, 2011 2:41 PM

    Mental note–downgrade all Ravens skill position players in FF this year.

  20. ravensworknotsteel says: Aug 23, 2011 2:43 PM

    we will run behind him ask ap how that went

  21. joeflaccosunibrow says: Aug 23, 2011 2:46 PM

    Great! Less False starts.

  22. phantomthebusybody says: Aug 23, 2011 2:58 PM

    thephantomstranger says:
    Aug 23, 2011 2:08 PM
    They’re interested in him as a human garbage disposal.

    ___________

    That’s class. Typical Vikings fan turd, love the players when they’re on the squad and turn on them the second they leave. Even when they don’t leave of their own accord.

  23. FinFan68 says: Aug 23, 2011 2:59 PM

    McKinnie expressed interest in crabcakes

  24. gf2711 says: Aug 23, 2011 3:06 PM

    McKinnie in bmore, earthquake close by… coincidence?

  25. ahostiletakeover says: Aug 23, 2011 3:09 PM

    As a Ravens fan I sincerely hope this isn’t true.

    Let’s recap: we all know the stories on McKinnie and they paint the picture of a horrible player and a not much better person. The Ravens would have been better served keeping injury prone Jared Gaither with his poor work ethic.

    Secondly; Jah Reid actually looked pretty good playing most of the game against the Chiefs. He needs some work in pass protection, but what rookie lineman doesn’t? He’s already a mauler when it comes to run blocking, let him and LeVoir compete for the RT spot. Need I remind your Ravens FO that you started a rookie at RT for 16 games two years ago, that worked out pretty good, why hesitate in using a guy you invested a 3rd rounder in? He won’t learn stitting on the bench behind McKinnie’s 400 lb ass…

  26. justbust says: Aug 23, 2011 3:12 PM

    it hurt watching favre get hit, people were getting free rushes and mckinney wasn’t even touching the rusher. this dude should not be playing left tackle anymore unless he gets the weight way way down he just isn’t quick enough anymore. I can see him playing right tackle like flozell in pitt, at least its not flacco’s blind side

  27. phillyj112 says: Aug 23, 2011 3:22 PM

    Well that would explain the 5.9 earthquake…..Big Mac just landed. I cant believe an organization like the Ravens would consider him.

  28. unshavenjunk says: Aug 23, 2011 3:23 PM

    ravensworknotsteel says:
    Aug 23, 2011 2:43 PM
    we will run behind him ask ap how that went
    ————————————————–
    AP ran behind Hutchinson…

    McKinnie got burned by DE’s ask Julius Peppers how that went

  29. theytukrjobs says: Aug 23, 2011 3:34 PM

    phantomthebusybody says:

    That’s class. Typical Vikings fan turd, love the players when they’re on the squad and turn on them the second they leave. Even when they don’t leave of their own accord.
    ____________________

    First off, Minnesota sports fans are about the opposite of that. We quite often hate our own players and teams, even if they are decent. Believe me, McKinnie was generally hated here. Hell Mauer is catching flack locally and he is a St Paul native and former MVP catcher.

    Perhaps you are a Packer fan trying to reflect your own fanbases criticisms in a pathetic way by simply shoehorning them onto a rival team?

    Packer fans own a special distinction in sports in that they loved a player more than any other fanbase ever loved a player. They also hated a player more than any fanbase has ever hated a player. And it was the same guy! And all he really did was play for a couple different teams after they didn’t want him starting anymore.

    Isn’t that more of what you are trying to refer to?

  30. tombradysponytail says: Aug 23, 2011 3:36 PM

    gf2711 says:
    Aug 23, 2011 3:06 PM
    McKinnie in bmore, earthquake close by… coincidence?

    _______

    How fat is that guy? We felt it all the way up here in Weekapaug!

  31. thephantomstranger says: Aug 23, 2011 3:38 PM

    phantomthebusybody says:
    Aug 23, 2011 2:58 PM
    thephantomstranger says:
    Aug 23, 2011 2:08 PM
    They’re interested in him as a human garbage disposal.

    ___________

    That’s class. Typical Vikings fan turd, love the players when they’re on the squad and turn on them the second they leave. Even when they don’t leave of their own accord.
    _____________

    Oh, sorry I wasn’t classy enough for you, guy who exists only to rip other commenters. The fact is, I turned on McKinnie after he was involved in planning the love boat incident. Unlike Packer fans like you, I don’t love players just because they happen to wear my team’s jersey and turn on them the second they’re gone. I think you’re projecting.

  32. steeelfann says: Aug 23, 2011 4:01 PM

    That sound you heard was James Harrison and Lamar Woodley licking their collective chops. Flacco is wincing already.

  33. steeelfann says: Aug 23, 2011 4:02 PM

    Maybe McKinnie is interested in them also, what, with the harbor there and all. He can bring all his toys and hang out there. Who knows what can come around.

  34. rbirving says: Aug 23, 2011 4:09 PM

    Sign him and every McDonalds in Baltimore will love you forever.

    He would need to lose about 30 pounds just to practice. Go back to the tapes from last season and see how effective he was against pass rushers. The bright side is he will show up. He rarely missed a game during his career, or a free meal for that matter…..

  35. pigskinswag says: Aug 23, 2011 4:10 PM

    This would be a low-risk/high reward contract. He’s worth bringing in on an incentive-based one year deal.

  36. pigskinswag says: Aug 23, 2011 4:20 PM

    Maybe McKinnie is interested in them also, what, with the harbor there and all. He can bring all his toys and hang out there. Who knows what can come around.
    ___________________________________

    McKinnie and his teammates were all trying to purify themselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka

  37. phantomthebusybody says: Aug 23, 2011 4:21 PM

    theytukrjobs says:
    Aug 23, 2011 3:34 PM

    Perhaps you are a Packer fan trying to reflect your own fanbases criticisms in a pathetic way by simply shoehorning them onto a rival team?

    Isn’t that more of what you are trying to refer to?
    _______________

    What are you talking about? Perhaps you are an idiot. Save armchair psychiatric assessment for your community college.

  38. stonecld33 says: Aug 23, 2011 4:44 PM

    Hey maybe there thinking that they need someone to talk to haynesworth in the trenches come playoff time

  39. dontlikecravens says: Aug 23, 2011 4:44 PM

    Harrison and Woodley may be laying bets on which one will get double-digit sacks in game one! The smart money may be on both of them.

  40. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Aug 23, 2011 4:50 PM

    I think Mckinnie might be big enough to play the right and left spot at the same time…

  41. richc111 says: Aug 23, 2011 4:51 PM

    It’s too bad the Bills are all set at Left Tackle or maybe they could sign him, Did he ever play in SD? If he did they will sign him anyway even if they don’t need him

  42. supashug says: Aug 23, 2011 4:55 PM

    he is on board, Ravens have a nice O Line to block for Vontae Leach and Rice, they upgraded well

  43. ravensworknotsteel says: Aug 23, 2011 5:15 PM

    hes not signed just interest unless you kno somthin we dont and he will play rt he would be a mauler with yanda next to him and grubbs pulling he worked with birk in minn

  44. paulharghis says: Aug 23, 2011 6:02 PM

    Carl Gersbchmidt says:
    Aug 23, 2011 2:14 PM
    lpd1964 says:
    Aug 23, 2011 1:57 PM
    Good luck with that fat load, imagine your one requirement was to show up in shape and Mcflabby couldn’t do it-Bum!!

    ___________

    I’m confused.
    ===================================

    You should have just stopped there, but I fixed it for you.

  45. paulharghis says: Aug 23, 2011 6:04 PM

    phantomthebusybody says: No on cares what you say.

    Anyone that needs to resort to using another posters screen name in theirs, has nothing of merit to say.

  46. Carl Gersbchmidt says: Aug 23, 2011 6:37 PM

    @paulharghis

    Actually, my dyslexic freind, from what I’ve been reading lately, quite a few pft readers think you have nothing of merit to say. Have you ever had a comment that wasn’t piggybacking on somebody else?

  47. paulharghis says: Aug 23, 2011 8:14 PM

    Carl Gersbchmidt says:
    Aug 23, 2011 6:37 PM
    @paulharghis

    Actually, my dyslexic freind, from what I’ve been reading lately, quite a few pft readers think you have nothing of merit to say. Have you ever had a comment that wasn’t piggybacking on somebody else?

    ==============================
    Haave you ever had anything of use to say?

    I’ll put it down for you chapter and verse, since you and Stellar don’t get it.

    I DON’T CARE WHAT OTHER POSTERS THINK!
    Do you get it?

    I have a lot of posts that don’t piggyback, even if I didn’t, who cares?
    It’s very simple, you see my name, don’t read it.

    You Packer turds just can’t help yourselves though.

  48. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Aug 24, 2011 8:06 AM

    Well we signed him. But the facts are that we’re in no worse shape, and actually in better shape than we were before this acquisition. I mean it’s a risky play but if they feel he can get the job done then go ahead. And if he can’t, then we’re back to square one, i.e. screwed.

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