Ravens expect to finalize deal for McKinnie

The Baltimore Ravens expect to finalize a contract with free agent offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie on Tuesday, according to a league source.

Baltimore has been looking to solidify the offensive line and McKinnie, who reported to the Vikings overweight and was set to make $5 million this season, was let go at the start of camp with a roster bonus due.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus had been seeking a deal worth about $2.5 million a season for McKinnie. The Ravens, who had rookie Jah Reid and veteran Oniel Cousins struggling at right tackle, will look at McKinnie on both sides, sources said, but he could enable Michael Oher to move back to right tackle, where he has performed better.

The move also allows guard Marshal Yanda, who had to play tackle last season, to stay inside.

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