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Chargers reach out to Bryant McKinnie, no deal close

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The Chargers have a glaring need at left tackle, and it appears they’re making a contingency plan if they can’t draft one.

According to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, the Chargers have reached out to the agent for Ravens free agent Bryant McKinnie, in what have been termed a “couple general discussions.”

He hasn’t visited the Chargers, and no deal appears imminent.

McKinnie has battled weight problems in recent years, but his play in the postseason was such that he should find work somewhere.

He’d easily be a better option than what the Chargers have on hand. Other than signing former Eagles tackle King Dunlap, there’s not an apparent answer on the roster, and he might not be anything more than a stop-gap solution.

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13 Responses to “Chargers reach out to Bryant McKinnie, no deal close”
  1. getyourownname says: Apr 11, 2013 9:38 AM

    Because, you know, when you have a bad experience with a former Ravens LT, it’s always a good idea to try it again.

  2. logicailvoicesays says: Apr 11, 2013 9:42 AM

    Not surprising that a guy playing for the second team in the Maryland market wants to get out from under the long shadow cast by the dominant Redskins.

  3. joetoronto says: Apr 11, 2013 9:45 AM

    We’ll see where McKinnie’s head is at, if he wants to win, he’ll stay where he is.

    If he’s looking for nice weather and doesn’t mind losing, he’ll become a Charger.

  4. mrposey5 says: Apr 11, 2013 9:58 AM

    Last time the Chargers signed a Ravens tackle that was arrogant and had effort problems what happened? Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice……..

  5. squared80 says: Apr 11, 2013 11:10 AM

    It took the Ravens less than a year to almost cut him outright… the same thing the Vikings had done just a year before.

    Tons of talent, but rarely used. He’s fat and lazy and not motivated. Still an upgrade for some teams, though, but not worth having him in the locker room IMO.

  6. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Apr 11, 2013 11:30 AM

    It would not be a bad idea, as long as it is a one year deal with incentives.

  7. morganstan100 says: Apr 11, 2013 1:53 PM

    logicailvoicesays says:
    Apr 11, 2013 9:42 AM
    Not surprising that a guy playing for the second team in the Maryland market wants to get out from under the long shadow cast by the dominant Redskins.

    What exactly did the Redskins dominate this year? All the hospital beds? I bet Dan Snyder charges fans to come watch his players in rehab.

  8. wopsravens says: Apr 11, 2013 3:54 PM

    logicailvoicesays says:
    Apr 11, 2013 9:42 AM
    Not surprising that a guy playing for the second team in the Maryland market wants to get out from under the long shadow cast by the dominant Redskins.

    Second Maryland team huh?!?!

    Wait until you QB gets banged up again, and you lose a lot of games. Oh and by the way. When was the last time your team won the Super Bowl??? Or made it to the playoffs 5 straight years?? You sir are just a troll!

  9. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 11, 2013 6:25 PM

    logicailvoicesays says:
    Apr 11, 2013 9:42 AM
    Not surprising that a guy playing for the second team in the Maryland market wants to get out from under the long shadow cast by the dominant Redskins.

    Second Maryland team huh?!?!

    Wait until you QB gets banged up again, and you lose a lot of games. Oh and by the way. When was the last time your team atorvoicewon the Super Bowl??? Or made it to the playoffs 5 straight years?? You sir are just a troll!

    Funny a troll calling out a troll. Baltimore fans, with ravenator as your lead troll you cant call anybody a troll. Look in the mirror and you’ll see logicalravenatorvoice.

  10. randallflagg52 says: Apr 11, 2013 8:05 PM

    The redskins have been around since before the merger and they only have 3 rings to show for it. The Ravens have only been around since 1996 and already have 2.

    I’d call the redskins a second rate team, but that would be insulting to actual second rate teams (Cincy, Chicago, Atlanta etc). In reality the redskins are in the Oakland, Arizona, and Jacksonville category.

  11. lovefootball4life says: Apr 11, 2013 10:08 PM

    Seriously Nofool you must find something else to entertain you. You don’t even comment on the article anymore, just calling people names. At least try changing your material to something fresh.

  12. jvn36 says: Apr 11, 2013 11:40 PM

    McKinnie to the bolts. You heard it here first.

  13. wopsravens says: Apr 12, 2013 5:07 AM

    I’m such a troll for defending my team.

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