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Bryant McKinnie got $75K weight bonus from Ravens

Posted on: September 11, 2011 1:22 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Bryant McKinnie was cut by the Vikings for a number of reasons. And perhaps even about 400 of them -- McKinnie's weight was absolutely out of control and the Vikings were reportedly concerned about his conditioning.

And according to CBS Sports' Charley Casserly, the Ravens -- who signed McKinnie as a free agent -- were wise enough to build a "weight-loss clause" into McKinnie's contract and the tackle earned $75,000 for getting his weight down to the "prescribed weight of 372" pounds.

Is it kind of nuts that McKinnie's getting paid more for getting just under 400 pounds than most Americans make in a year? Yeah, it's pretty bananas.

But the Ravens were clearly worried too his weight too -- their desperation for offensive line help outweighed the concern. They did the smart thing, though, by giving McKinnie some motivation to get in decent shape.

Even if it costs them a wad of cash, it was immediately worth it on Sunday, as on the Ravens first play from scrimmage, McKinnie made a crucial block at the next level to spring Ray Rice for a big 36-yard gain.

He's got the talent to be a difference maker in Baltimore and now it looks like he might have the motivation too.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 1:43 pm
 

Bryant McKinnie got $75K weight bonus from Ravens




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Bryant McKinnie got $75K weight bonus from Ravens

I understand a substantial inside you !!! kudos


tomlye
Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 9:45 pm
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Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: September 12, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Bryant McKinnie got $75K weight bonus from Ravens

Does CBS even have an editor on staff?  The mistakes that make it to print are childish.
 



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Bryant McKinnie got $75K weight bonus from Ravens

The Ravens haven't seen The O line look so good since Ogden was the left anchor. Hell, keep the guy at 375 lbs . He had plenty of gas in the tank all day.  



Since: Mar 11, 2010
Posted on: September 12, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Bryant McKinnie got $75K weight bonus from Ravens

Bryant might have been a good move for the Ravens but come on its only 1 game. He looked good at times for the Vikings too, but then he looked horrible at times also. Its a long year and if he can keep his nose clean and stay out of the bars he might be ok.



Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2011 1:26 am
 

Bryant McKinnie got $75K weight bonus from Ravens

Bryant McKinnie earned every penny of that bonus today with the way he stood up and threw down James Harrison, giving Flacco all day to throw and shoving back the Steelers' defense consistently in run blocking.



Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: September 11, 2011 10:39 pm
 

Bryant McKinnie got $75K weight bonus from Ravens

Well Flacco is dead alright, dead tired from beating the crap out of crapsburg! The line looks great! The ravens look great!



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2011 9:23 pm
 

Bryant McKinnie got $75K weight bonus from Ravens

If the Ravens are dumb enough to put McKinney at left tackle, Flaco is a dead man.


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