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Colts bring back Brandon McKinney

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The Colts are hoping the third time will be the charm with defensive tackle Brandon McKinney.

McKinney originally signed with the team in 2011, but tore his ACL and missed the year. He tried to return last season, but wound up back on injured reserve with more knee trouble and the Colts released him in August.

The door swung the other way on Thursday, though, when the Colts announced that they have brought McKinney back to the roster.

McKinney has a long history with Colts coach Chuck Pagano, playing four seasons for the Ravens while Pagano was on the Baltimore defensive staff, and that familiarity likely helped him earn another shot in Indy. Moving beyond that to his first regular season game as a member of the Colts will take showing that he’s healthy and still capable of producing as part of the reserve defensive line corps that will be sorted out in camp.

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6 Responses to “Colts bring back Brandon McKinney”
  1. aceakking says: Jun 19, 2014 2:31 PM

    I like this move. Brandon McKinney was crucial in tanking the 2011 season.

  2. steelerben says: Jun 19, 2014 2:32 PM

    ***UPDATE***

    McKinney was placed on injured reserve by the time you finished reading this article.

  3. Cameronm says: Jun 19, 2014 2:34 PM

    Good for him, surprised he is still in the league, remember him in SD.

  4. hakunamangata says: Jun 19, 2014 3:03 PM

    I like this move. Brandon McKinney was crucial in tanking the 2011 season.

    McKinney was in Baltimore in 2011 and played in the AFC championship game.

  5. jz3248 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:28 PM

    Not to be confused with Bryant McKinney

  6. flyeaglesfly79 says: Jun 20, 2014 9:11 PM

    Um….that’s Bryant McKinnie, right?

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