The Baltimore Ravens are finally free of the Bryant McKinnie saga.
After three weeks of speculation that the team would trade McKinnie, it was reported today (first by Jay Glazer of FOX) that it looks like he is taking his talents (or lack of) to South Beach to join the Miami Dolphins.
Coach Harbaugh stated at today’s press conference that he anticipates the Ravens receiving a conditional late-round pick for McKinnie. It is unknown at this point whether it will be a sixth or seventh round draft pick.
Earlier this month the Ravens acquired Eugene Monroe and the writing was on the wall for McKinnie. His lack of production on the offensive line left much to be desired, and coupled with the party bus incident in D.C., here we are.
McKinnie was quoted by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport as saying that it’s”great to get a chance to play” in front of the same fans that cheered him at the University of Miami.
While the move leaves the Ravens with little depth on the offensive line, the team looks to be comfortable with rookie Rick Wagner as the back-up to Monroe.
McKinnie becomes number ten on the list of players from the Super Bowl victory that are not with the team just eight months later.
Bryant McKinnie and South Beach – what could go wrong?
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