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Bryant McKinnie wants to start

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02:08 PM ET 04.10 | The Baltimore Ravens have been letting key contributors from their Super Bowl winning squad walk out of the building this offseason. Offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie doesn't want to be the next one, according to the Ravens official website. McKinnie was nothing more than a bench player after showing up to training camp last year out of shape due to some excess weight. However, McKinnie was inserted into the starting lineup for the postseason after the line struggled down the stretch, and he helped fortify the unit. Now, McKinnie wants to return, but only if he is guaranteed the opportunity to compete for a starting spot, per the article. "I definitely want a starting job," McKinnie said yesterday during an interview with WNST. "I want it to be fair for somebody to beat me out of my position instead of saying you want to try something new. Give me the opportunity to actually be fair and let somebody beat me out for the position."

Ravens official website

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April 10, 2013  02:14 PM ET

Good for him. I hope he gets his chance. The OL play was one of the big reasons why the Ravens ran the table in the playoffs.

April 10, 2013  03:03 PM ET

If the Ravens don't get a suitable tackle in the draft, McKinney's probably still the best option. The experiment to move Oher to the left has been tried several times, and it doesn't work.

Lack of interest from other teams should give the Ravens leverage, but McKinney is not to be trusted either way.

April 10, 2013  04:12 PM ET

Try coming to camp in shape, fat boy.

April 10, 2013  04:38 PM ET

Start what?

April 10, 2013  09:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Try coming to camp in shape, fat boy.

LOL yeah!

 
April 11, 2013  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Try coming to camp in shape, fat boy.

Don't beat around the bush, tell it like it is. :)

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