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Ravens ready to trade over-weight McKinnie

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07:09 AM ET 10.03 | Left tackle Bryant McKinnie's time in Baltimore may soon be drawing to a close. The Ravens could attempt to trade [McKinnie] now that they're in the process of finalizing their trade for his replacement, Eugene Monroe, from the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to league sources. McKinnie, 34, participated in the Ravens' walkthrough practice today, but his status remains unresolved. Whether the Ravens will be successful at trading McKinnie remains to be seen with a fluid market for offensive tackles following the trade for Monroe. If they're unable to move McKinnie, the Ravens could just have him back up Monroe. McKinnie reported to training camp over his prescribed target weight of 346 pounds and the 6-foot-8 former Pro Bowl blocker has fluctuated between 355 and 357 pounds.

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October 3, 2013  07:42 AM ET

whatever

October 3, 2013  08:03 AM ET

I presume that no one was surprised at McKinnie pulling his annual act...

October 3, 2013  08:08 AM ET

10 pounds we talkin 10 pounds. Pan of cornbread all we talkin bout. No love for big folks.

October 3, 2013  08:40 AM ET

fat birds won't fly with the Ravens...

October 3, 2013  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

fat birds won't fly with the Ravens...

Fat Birds getting beat by pass rushers, no. Tony Siragusa, yes.

October 3, 2013  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

fat birds won't fly with the Ravens...

Old birds that cost too much neither.

October 3, 2013  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

fat birds won't fly with the Ravens...

Fat birds won't fly with the Rat Birds?

October 3, 2013  08:56 AM ET

I don't think weight is the problem. A tackle can never be to big. Agility and skill is the only reason to send him packing.

October 3, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I don't think weight is the problem. A tackle can never be to big. Agility and skill is the only reason to send him packing.

Yes but weight genuinely affects agility and can even limit skill

October 3, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I don't think weight is the problem. A tackle can never be to big. Agility and skill is the only reason to send him packing.

Really. Prescribed weight was 346 and he got up to 357? That is one Chucky Cheese stop for a guy like that. Me thinks Harboy is just looking for a foil to use as an example.

October 3, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yes but weight genuinely affects agility and can even limit skill

One of those needed skills is to not let the guy in front of you steam roll over you. If he was not too big two months ago then it is just a cover now for a guy that is slowing down.

October 3, 2013  09:26 AM ET

It's not just his weight that bothers the team. It's his inconsistency, his influence on certain teammates and dumb stuff away from football like the incident that led to Jacoby Jones getting bottled by a stripper. Dude just doesn't take his job seriously and they don't have Ray Ray there to keep him in line. I doubt they will be able to trade him and they'll just end up cutting this guy.

October 3, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

It's not just his weight that bothers the team. It's his inconsistency, his influence on certain teammates and dumb stuff away from football like the incident that led to Jacoby Jones getting bottled by a stripper. Dude just doesn't take his job seriously and they don't have Ray Ray there to keep him in line. I doubt they will be able to trade him and they'll just end up cutting this guy.

+1

I had forgotten about the Sweet Pea angle.

October 3, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Does Harbaugh have somebody that can replace him? Look at Coughlin in NY, he brought in 10 men this week looking for 1 that could play better than what he had.

This past offseason more than a few teams courted McKinnie. I doubt there is a better guy on their bench.

October 3, 2013  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Does Harbaugh have somebody that can replace him? Look at Coughlin in NY, he brought in 10 men this week looking for 1 that could play better than what he had.This past offseason more than a few teams courted McKinnie. I doubt there is a better guy on their bench.

He just acquired Eugene Monroe from the Jags.

October 3, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Note: It was Ed Reed that "vouched" for him to begin with. He is gone. The guy was a stop gap measure brought in because their OL was not that good. They got more than their moneys worth out of him last year. He will be cut.

October 3, 2013  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Note: It was Ed Reed that "vouched" for him to begin with. He is gone. The guy was a stop gap measure brought in because their OL was not that good. They got more than their moneys worth out of him last year. He will be cut.

Add to it the fact that when he shopped himself around this past offseason, 31 other teams pretty much said "Thanks but no Thanks".

I agree - he will be cut. The maintenance involved with him isn't worth the trouble now that they have a solution.

October 3, 2013  11:48 AM ET

Go Browns! First-place baby!

October 3, 2013  12:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Go Browns! First-place baby!

With the current state of the Steelers as it is, I am going to have to say here:

+1

 
October 3, 2013  12:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Go Browns! First-place baby!

You've got Thursday night, Cleveland. Time to step up and make a statement to the country. I'm pulling for you.

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