Bryant McKinnie absent from Baltimore Ravens camp

Last summer, Bryant McKinnie had his contract terminated by the Minnesota Vikings when he showed up for training camp at nearly 400 pounds. This summer, McKinnie's roster spot with the Baltimore Ravens may be in jeopardy because, well, he was absent due to an undisclosed issue, Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times reports.

"Well, he contacted us through a representative," Harbaugh said of McKinnie. "He's dealing with an issue right now. I don't really want to speak for him on that. He can speak for himself on that."

The Ravens held McKinnie out of the June minicamp to prevent injury, but also to allow him to focus on improving his conditioning and getting his weight down.
As was the case during the minicamp, the Ravens used 2009 first-round pick Michael Oher at left tackle.

"Until further notice, (Oher) is the left tackle", Harbaugh said on Thursday according to the Baltimore Sun. If the McKinnie situation lingers, or one of the younger tackles steps up on the right side, it would not be a surprise if the Ravens came to the decision that they can live with Oher protecting Joe Flacco's blindside and part ways with McKinnie and his $3.2 million base salary.

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