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Bryant McKinnie back at practice for Ravens

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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.

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17 Responses to “Bryant McKinnie back at practice for Ravens”
  1. reesesteel23 says: Jul 26, 2013 3:31 PM

    Coach: “I gotta ask…..How’d you drop the weight so fast?”

    Bryant: “O you know…….Lipo”

  2. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 26, 2013 3:38 PM

    And just when I started to gain some respct for Harbs, sticking to his strict physical standards.

    No way McKinnie dropped enough weight in one day, which means Harbs softened up on his stance. He should probably get used to seeing a lot of soft stances this year, as he”ll have 5 of them protecting the $120M Ego-boy.

  3. ravenousmike says: Jul 26, 2013 3:40 PM

    He probably took a huge dump. That’s gotta be 20lbs.

  4. scorpiox1960 says: Jul 26, 2013 3:43 PM

    Look for McKinnie to be the spokesman for Ex-Lax.

  5. unbiasfan says: Jul 26, 2013 3:51 PM

    This just proves how great the Vikings really are, After cutting Bryant Mckinnie two years ago we drafted a pro-bowl LT while dropping this overweight bum..

  6. eclipsingbinary says: Jul 26, 2013 4:02 PM

    Well done fatso!

  7. overratedsteelerhater says: Jul 26, 2013 4:07 PM

    and the vikings have won how many playoff games….we thank you for the [overweight bum]awsome LT…

  8. jamesundeee says: Jul 26, 2013 4:08 PM

    @crownofthehelmet even though I know logic wont effect you, when you way upwards of 350 lbs, it isn’t out of the ordinary for one’s weight to fluctuate around 10 lbs. For a regular 180 male, your weight fluctuates around 5 lbs a day. And when a man of that weight is out running and exercising, lbs can be lost in hours not days. Same goes for Jacoby Jones and his conditioning test. He won’t make excuses for anyone.

  9. jiggy3198 says: Jul 26, 2013 4:08 PM

    It’s ok he just took a big dump and list 10 pounds

  10. Joemontanaflacco says: Jul 26, 2013 4:10 PM

    “This just proves how great the Vikings really are, After cutting Bryant Mckinnie two years ago we drafted a pro-bowl LT while dropping this overweight bum..”

    Brilliant move. But in the NFL, the player who ends us on the Superbowl winning team (as opposed to the team that got spanked by the Packers) usually has the last laugh.

  11. purpleguy says: Jul 26, 2013 4:12 PM

    I wonder how much Bryant is going to weigh when he’s done playing? In 10 years, we’ll probably see him on one of those discovery channel shows where they remove a wall and cart him out of the house on a forklift — after the obligatory post retirement bankruptcy of course.

  12. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 26, 2013 4:19 PM

    jamesundeee says:

    “I know logic wont effect you”

    Says the person who thinks a 180 lb man can lose 5 pounds in one day. Sure he can, if he’s 4 ft tall.

  13. schmitty2 says: Jul 26, 2013 4:19 PM

    unbiasfan says:Jul 26, 2013 3:51 PM

    This just proves how great the Vikings really are, After cutting Bryant Mckinnie two years ago we drafted a pro-bowl LT while dropping this overweight bum..

    That overwight bum and his team just won the SB so you were saying…?

  14. unbiasfan says: Jul 26, 2013 4:22 PM

    As a Vikings fan..I really do dislike the Ravens but I respect them..But I do have no respect for the Steelers at all

  15. ravenscaps48 says: Jul 26, 2013 4:29 PM

    You guys sure do like to hate on us larger mammals, don’t-cha?

  16. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jul 26, 2013 6:52 PM

    Well, I guess he learned his lesson.

  17. neverwave says: Jul 27, 2013 9:11 AM

    As a Vikings fan..I really do dislike the Ravens but I respect them..But I do have no respect for the Steelers at all-

    Says the “unbiasfan”

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