Bryant McKinnie has been a surprise no show for Ravens Training Camp, leading to some speculation that he could be retiring or be cut for not making weight. The Ravens wanted him at 345 pounds and held him out of mandatory minicamp last month to work on his conditioning. The Ravens have been fining him 30,000 daily, as is allowed, and reportedly have had no communication with him. Jason La Canfora also reported that McKinnie’s days in Baltimore appear to be numbered.
However, the latest report on the situation, from Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, is that McKinnie will report on Monday. This is the same reporter who broke the story that the Ravens were not in communication with him. He also reported that McKinnie’s absence might have something to do with a legal issue and that the only communication the Ravens got from anyone close to McKinnie was from his chiropractor. It doesn’t sound like McKinnie reporting Monday would get him amnesty from being cut, however. We’ll know more in a few days. In the meantime, Michael Oher and Jah Reid have been working as the Ravens’ two tackles, leaving the Ravens very thin on the offensive line.