Posts Tagged ‘Bryant McKinnie’

What in the world went on with the Ravens and (still) LT Bryant McKinnie today?

As the Bryant McKinnie turns… OK, maybe that’s not catchiest name of a soap opera of all time. But that’s what it’s felt like today. As you may have read on — or all over Twitter — the Ravens starting left tackle was battling the team on a contract renegotiation. They wanted him to take a reduction, and he was willing to. Just, not as much as they wanted. At one point, he thought he was being released, and said so publicly. Now? I’m told McKinnie is remaining a Raven, thanks to an agreement in principle. Before today, my favorite experience involving McKinnie was that he was kicked off the Pro Bowl team following the 2009 season because of excessive […]

Week 1 observations: Could NFC West be worse?

Here are a few things that caught my attention after our first full Sunday of the season.

McKinnie still absent from NFC practice

Bryant McKinnie missed a second consecutive practice Saturday, and senior columnist Vic Carucci speculated that the Vikings’ offensive tackle could be sent home.

Report: Harvin travels to New Orleans with Vikings

Vikings rookie WR Percy Harvin missed two days of practice because of migraine headaches, but he was expected to fly to New Orleans for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported, citing sources.

Vikings lead way with eight Pro Bowlers

Taking a look through the 2010 Pro Bowl rosters for the AFC and NFC, here are a few interesting distinctions. The list starts with the Minnesota Vikings, who lead the way with eight Pro Bowl representatives.

The Dr. Oz Show and NFL join forces

“The Dr. Oz Show,” the all-new daily syndicated show hosted by cardiac surgeon and health expert Dr. Mehmet Oz, is joining forces with the National Football League as 20 moms of NFL players face off to get fit in “Dr. Oz’s Ultimate Health Challenge.”

Vikings find potential starters in Harvin, Loadholt

It’s always a snap judgment to immediately evaluate the success of a team’s draft. With that disclaimer aside, it’s easy to see that several teams exited the first day of the draft with several potential starters. Among those are the Minnesota Vikings.

Vikings’ McKinnie suspended by NFL

The NFL has announced that Minnesota Vikings starting offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie has been suspended without pay for the team’s first four regular-season games of the 2008 season for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy. McKinnie, 28, was arrested after an incident outside of a Miami nightclub in February.

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