With Bryant McKinnie having been demoted out of the starting lineup in Baltimore, and with the Cardinals in desperate need of help on the offensive line, could the Ravens trade McKinnie to Arizona?
It’s a possibility explored by Peter King of Sports Illustrated, who writes that the Cardinals have some interest in McKinnie.
When the Cardinals started 4-0, they looked like they could be one of the pleasant surprises of this NFL season. But the Cardinals are now 4-4, and their lousy offensive line is a big reason that they’ve lost four straight games: Arizona has given up 39 sacks, by far the most in the NFL this season.
So if the Cardinals are serious about making a playoff run, acquiring a starting-caliber offensive lineman before Thursday’s trade deadline would be a wise move. The question is whether they’d want to give up anything of value for a player like McKinnie, who’s undeniably talented but also has a reputation for being more trouble than he’s worth.
If McKinnie does end up in Arizona, local strip clubs would be wise not to extend him a line of credit.