Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens tackle Bryant McKinnie (78) against the Denver Broncos during the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

AFC North: Ravens on the Verge of Losing Bryant McKinnie to Chargers



According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the San Diego Chargers have made an offer to Baltimore Ravens free agent tackle Bryant McKinnie, and negotiations on a contract are currently ongoing. The Miami Dolphins also hosted McKinnie this week, but they seem to be looking at every free agent tackle, and for now, the Chargers are in the driver’s seat to land McKinnie’s services.

McKinnie was the seventh-overall pick in the 2002 draft by the Minnesota Vikings, where he started at left tackle for nine seasons before spending the last two with the Ravens, mostly as a backup. He started every playoff game during the Ravens’ magical super Bowl-run after being replaced at left tackle during the regular season by Michael Oher.

Quarterback Philip Rivers was sacked 49 times in 2012, the second-most in the NFL, so they’ll settle on anything right about now.

The Ravens appear committed to moving on with someone else, and it will likely be Kelechi Osemele.


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