• A year makes big difference for Bryant McKinnie

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jun 18, 2013
    A year has made a big difference for Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, dramatically improving his standing with the Super Bowl champions. The Ravens don’t need McKinnie to dominate for their offensive line to be better in 2013 than it was in 2012. Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie raised eyebrows well, he at least raised mine last week when he said that his goal for the season is to be “the best left tackle in the league.” After the Ravens restructured his contract before the regular season, McKinnie was replaced at left tackle by Michael Oher before regaining his starting job in the playoffs. Now it's a much different story for McKinnie after the Ravens re-signed him to a two-year contract worth up to $7 million that includes a $2 million signing bonus, annual $200,000 workout bonuses, a $200,000 reporting bonus each year and a $500,000 roster bonus next year. While there is nothing wrong with that mindset shoot for the stars, big man I think Pro Bowl left tackles like Joe Thomas, Duane Brown, Ryan Clady and Joe Staley might have something to say about that this season. That’s OK, though.
    • Harbaugh hails McKinnie’s conditioning

      Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he’s encouraged by the shape Bryant McKinnie is in these days. Since that shape’s not as much “round” as it was in past years, that’s reasonable. McKinnie said last week he was in the best shape he’s been in in years, and…

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