Bryant McKinnie's day began with the veteran tackle thinking he was leaving Baltimore. It ended with a restructured deal to keep him in a Ravens uniform.
September 4, 2012
Ravens hold open practice, Harbaugh: "Joe was on the money"
Bryant McKinnie back in town, recovering from lower back injury after 'accident'
Bryant McKinnie absent from practice for personal issue
Placed on reserve/did not report list
Bryant McKinnie takes exception to the claim that he weighed 400 pounds when he showed up for training camp last year, but the number isn't as important as what him being overweight said about his commitment during the lockout.
Leslie Frazier wouldn't say exactly why Bryant McKinnie was released, but he said it wasn't just to send a message and it wasn't for salary-cap reasons.
Vikings players might have been surprised by the release of left tackle Bryant McKinnie, but they know it's their job to stay in shape during the offseason. One day after the Vikings made the bold move, players reacted to the situation.