Ravens tackle Bryant McKinnie didn’t practice with the team on Thursday because he reported to camp carrying too much weight for the team’s liking.
Coach John Harbaugh said he was “disappointed” and that the team would fix the issue. And fix it they have.
McKinnie either dropped a lot of weight overnight or the team decided they had made their point about his need to stay in the best shape possible because McKinnie was back out on the field with the rest of the team on Friday. Assuming the conditioning issue doesn’t crop up again, he should remain on the field as the team’s starting left tackle for the rest of camp and into the season.
Not every Ravens starter was on the field for the start of practice, however. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that left guard Kelechi Osemele wasn’t on the field after injuring his right leg during Thursday’s practice. There’s no indication that it’s anything serious, which means it could cease to be an issue for the team as quickly as McKinnie’s weight.