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By Matt Vensel | May 23, 2012
Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, whose weight and conditioning were scrutinized during his first season in Baltimore, attended this week's organized team activities and has been a regular participant in the team's offseason program for most of the past few weeks. “He's been working really hard,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “He's been out here most of the time and conditioning has been a fair amount of a priority. He's done a good job. We'll just have to see how he does.” McKinnie, who is listed at 360 pounds, doesn't appear to have packed on additional pounds since last season.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2013
The rocky tenure of Bryant McKinnie in Baltimore ended Monday when the Ravens unloaded him to the Miami Dolphins, trading the demoted veteran left offensive tackle in exchange for a conditional late-round draft pick. The Ravens shed a frequently overweight 6-foot-8, 360-pound blocker who graded out poorly this season in five starts prior to being replaced in the starting lineup by new left tackle Eugene Monroe. The one-time Pro Bowl lineman failed to earn any of his weekly $6,250 weight bonuses this season because he never made his target weight of 346 pounds.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2013
Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnie's return to the practice field didn't last long. A day after being deemed “too heavy” to participate in Thursday's official start of training camp, McKinnie made it on the field Friday but couldn't finish the Ravens' second full-squad workout. “He worked very hard, he competed. He did not make it through the whole practice, as you saw,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “He's carrying a little too much weight right now, so, with this heat out here, it made it tough for him to finish.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2013
Running back Ray Rice could hardly believe what happened Sunday as another patented failure of the Ravens' running game unfolded. Rice was repeatedly stuffed, unable to reach the Green Bay Packers' end zone despite a first-and-goal at the 4-yard line during the second quarter of the Ravens' 19-17 loss at M&T Bank Stadium. Rice gained two yards and one yard before being tackled for no gain on third down. Then, backup Bernard Pierce was shut down on fourth down for no yards to squander a prime scoring opportunity.
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Mike Preston | July 25, 2013
Not breaking news: Ravens left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie wasn't on the practice field for the first full day of training camp. Oh, well, death, taxes and McKinnie being overweight ... The giant tackle was missing Thursday, which left a gaping hole or two in the offensive line, and that would have been a major story for most teams. But for the Ravens, it was just another ho-hum moment. In fact, it would have been news if McKinnie, a 12-year veteran, had participated.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2011
Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is left tackle Bryant McKinnie . Did you have any apprehension about your first regular-season start with the Ravens after spending the first nine seasons of your career with the Minnesota Vikings? No. When Ray [Lewis] hit me up, I checked out the team to see where I would fit in. I kind of looked at it from that standpoint to see if it would be a good fit for me, and I thought it would be. What about this offensive makeup convinced you to sign with the Ravens?
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2012
Football and tennis don't share much in common except perhaps that Raven tackle Bryant McKinnie is crazy about both. So much so that it got McKinnie into the famously gossipy Page Six section of the New York Post. The Post found the big man at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday -- just as he headed into a contract dispute with the team that pays his bills. He was there to watch his good friend Serena Williams in the US Open quarterfinals. "According to a spy, McKinnie, an 11-year NFL vet, 'loves to pick up a racket on his off days . . . often with Serena and Venus Williams.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2013
There is speculation that left tackle Bryant McKinnie wants to be traded now that the Ravens have traded for the Jacksonville Jaguars' Eugene Monroe, but it would be difficult to see anyone wanting McKinnie, not if a team has seen tape on him this season. The entire offensive line has played poorly, but none more disappointing than McKinnie and right tackle Michael Oher. It has been reported that the Ravens will ultimately give up two mid-to-late round picks for Monroe, and that's OK because the Ravens apparently feel they have a shot at repeating as Super Bowl champions.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2012
It looks like Ravens coach John Harbaugh might be forced to start or at least use left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie. The current two starting tackles, Michael Oher on the left and Kelechi Osemele on the right, have struggled against speed rushers and left guard Jah Reid struggles against everybody. McKinnie probably has some rust, and he might not be in top shape having sat on the bench all season, but at least the Ravens would be attempting to get better after struggles in the past three games.
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By Zach Helfand, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2012
Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie is so big that he describes his weight in just two digits. The “300” is assumed. McKinnie is still squarely in the 300s, but he says he's been working to cut his weight in the offseason. The offensive tackle told Tim Brando on Yahoo! Sports Radio on Wednesday that his weight is down to 350 pounds. That's down from what he claims was a high of 386 pounds when he played for the Vikings and down 10 pounds from a reported weight of 360 after voluntary workouts.
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By Aaron Wilson | October 9, 2013
Now that Eugene Monroe has been on the roster for an entire week, the Ravens' new left offensive tackle declared he's prepared to start Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. All signs point toward Monroe's getting the start, although no status change has been announced. While Monroe lined up at left tackle with the offensive line Wednesday, Bryant McKinnie watched his replacement from the sideline. “I feel like I have a pretty good grasp of what's going on,” Monroe said. “I'm ready to go. I'll start getting in there with the guys, building on a relationship on the line and be ready.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2013
The contact came just after the ball left Joe Flacco's right hand. Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon, who beat left tackle Bryant McKinnie on an inside move, slammed into Flacco's left hip and then followed through, sending the Ravens' quarterback to the ground. As Tandon Doss caught the ball and went out of bounds for a 40-yard gain, Flacco picked himself up and jogged down the field, not even pausing to take inventory of what hurt following his meeting with a 6-foot-2, 268-pound pass rusher.
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By Matt Vensel | October 4, 2013
Last weekend, the Buffalo Bills spoiled what I thought would be a big week for Torrey Smith, Ed Dickson and the Ravens. Sure, Smith delivered, but Dickson and the Ravens dropped the ball in an error-filled 23-20 loss. The Ravens travel to Miami to play the Dolphins this weekend, and while I picked them to lose on the road again, I do foresee some things going in their favor. 1. THE RAVENS WILL FINALLY SCORE IN THE FIRST: The Ravens haven't found the end zone or split the uprights in a first quarter since fullback Vonta Leach caught a two-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Flacco midway through the first quarter in Week 1. That means the offense has since played nearly a full game's worth of first-quarter action without putting up a single point.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2013
There is speculation that left tackle Bryant McKinnie wants to be traded now that the Ravens have traded for the Jacksonville Jaguars' Eugene Monroe, but it would be difficult to see anyone wanting McKinnie, not if a team has seen tape on him this season. The entire offensive line has played poorly, but none more disappointing than McKinnie and right tackle Michael Oher. It has been reported that the Ravens will ultimately give up two mid-to-late round picks for Monroe, and that's OK because the Ravens apparently feel they have a shot at repeating as Super Bowl champions.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2013
It should have been fairly obvious on Monday when Ravens coach John Harbaugh called the offensive line "disappointing," described the pass-blocking against the Buffalo Bills as "unacceptable" and talked about "working through" first-year starting center Gino Gradkowski's growing pains. The point was hammered home Tuesday night with the pending trade for Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Eugene Monroe for a fourth and fifth-round draft pick, according to sources. The deal should be finalized Thursday when the 26-year-old passes a physical and final contractual and compensatory details are worked out. So desperate to upgrade their struggling offensive line, the Ravens were willing to make an unconventional deal by their standards.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2013
The Ravens have acquired offensive tackle Eugene Monroe from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange  for multiple draft pick compensation, according to league sources. A source said the Ravens will be sending third-day draft picks to the Jaguars for Monroe and that the basic framework of the deal is in place. Monroe is scheduled to travel to Baltimore on Wednesday morning, according to a source, and must take and pass a physical for the trade to become official. The Ravens are currently at the 53-man roster limit, so they would have to make a roster move to create a spot for Monroe.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2013
The rocky tenure of Bryant McKinnie in Baltimore ended Monday when the Ravens unloaded him to the Miami Dolphins, trading the demoted veteran left offensive tackle in exchange for a conditional late-round draft pick. The Ravens shed a frequently overweight 6-foot-8, 360-pound blocker who graded out poorly this season in five starts prior to being replaced in the starting lineup by new left tackle Eugene Monroe. The one-time Pro Bowl lineman failed to earn any of his weekly $6,250 weight bonuses this season because he never made his target weight of 346 pounds.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | March 16, 2012
Left tackle Bryant McKinnie appeared to remove any lingering doubt when he went to his Twitter account last night to tell Ravens fans that team officials confirmed to him that he would back for this coming season. So it was no surprise that 4 p.m. today came and went, and McKinnie, who started all 18 games last season, remained on the roster. The Ravens informed McKinnie that they will pick up his $500,000 roster bonus, which was due today. With free agent right tackle Eric Winston having scheduled a visit to Baltimore, there were some questions about McKinnie's future with the Ravens. There's still plenty that could happen in free agency or the draft, but today's development solidifies McKinnie as the starting left tackle for now. Still, it wouldn't be surprising if the Ravens drafted a left tackle in April because McKinnie has only one more year remaining on his contract.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2013
Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones made his first public comments Wednesday night since reports he was involved in an altercation early Monday morning while celebrating teammate Bryant McKinnie's birthday.  On his radio show with 105.7 The Fan, Jones briefly addressed the situation. "I'm going to take the responsibility that I was in the wrong place at the wrong time," Jones said. "There was no altercation. There's nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong but I take responsibility for being in wrong place at the wrong time.
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