Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnie didn’t know what to expect when he got a call from team officials Tuesday night.
So imagine his surprise when he got the professional equivalent of a bottle up side the head from Sweet Pea — news that the team had traded for Jaguars left tackle Eugene Monroe.
“I got a phone call and got a head’s up,” McKinnie said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “I knew about it a little bit before y’all. I was kind of surprised, but I was told the situation.
“This is business, so they’re going to do what’s best for their business. That’s all I can say about that.”
McKinnie said that if he was going to be demoted — psst, Bryant, you will be — he couldn’t rule out another trade, one which would send him elsewhere.
“We’ll have to see,” McKinnie said. “Maybe a trade. Who knows? . . .
“Who says that’s what I’m going to have to adjust to that? It maybe not. We don’t know yet.”
McKinnie said he thinks he’s “getting better and better each game,” but he also hasn’t cashed in on weekly weight bonuses, after he reported to camp overweight. That seems a perpetual issue, and ultimately could be one of the things that nudges him toward the door.