He’s a 10-year veteran with a Pro Bowl under his belt, but that’s not stopping this 32-year-old from participating in the Ravens’ voluntary OTA’s this week.
While older players such as Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Matt Birk are sitting out the team’s voluntary OTA’s, left tackle Bryant McKinnie, has been on the practice field at Owings Mills every day, according to John Eisenberg of CSNBaltimore.com.
The 6-foot-8, 360-pounder started every game for the Ravens at left tackle last season and was a steady performer, but his conditioning was questioned throughout the course of the season.
After the Ravens paid McKinnie a $500,000 roster bonus in March, essentially indicating he would be back as the starter protecting Joe Flacco’s blindside for 2012, they asked him to participate in the team’s offseason workout program, according to Eisenberg.
And it would appear he is on the right track, as McKinnie has gotten his weight down to 358 pounds, just 13 pounds short of his playing weight goal of 345 pounds, according to Aaron Wilson of The Carroll County Times.
With McKinnie set to become a free agent after this season, there’s no doubt he’s looking to come up big and earn another big payday.