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Bryant McKinnie

Bryant McKinnie - #78 - T

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 8"/ 354 lbs.
Birthday 09/23/1979
Birthplace Woodbury, NJ
College Miami (FL)
Years played 12
Drafted 2002, 1st round, 7th pick by Vikings

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to keep an eye on when the Vikings take on the Bears in Week 15: Bears DE Julius Peppers vs. the Vikings' offensive line.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
Here is another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Giants matchup.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 13

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Let's see how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 38-14 win over the Bills.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 12

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 17-13 win over the Redskins:

McKinnie must forget Peppers disaster

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
Each week we focus on a Vikings player or coach who is in the spotlight. Heading into Sunday's game against the Bears, it's OLT Bryant McKinnie.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Week 10 battle between the Vikings and Bears.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game

Packers-Vikings matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers-Vikings prime-time showdown at Lambeau field this Sunday evening.

Vikings’ O-line also part of problem

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
Lost in all the blame laying for the Vikings’ offensive troubles has been the sub-par play of the offensive line, especially the tackles.

McKinnie must repay NFL for Pro Bowl no-show

Posted Feb. 19, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
The NFL will require Vikings OLT Bryant McKinnie to reimburse the league for $4,285 in expenses incurred in Miami last month in the wake of his non-participation in the Pro Bowl.

NFL dismisses McKinnie from Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 30, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
The NFL has dismissed Vikings OT Bryant McKinnie from the NFC's Pro Bowl team for unexcused absences.


Posted Sept. 04, 2012
McKinnie has restructured his contract to remain with the team.||||||| During intense negotiations Tuesday, McKinnie walked away from the table and posted on Twitter that his time with the Ravens was over. But the sides reconvened later, and the 6-foot-8, 360-pound left tackle begrudgingly reworked his contract rather than start to look for another job. He was supposed to receive a $3.2 million base salary in 2012.
Posted Aug. 24, 2011
McKinnie has signed a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens after passing his physical. McKinnie agreed to terms Tuesday, took his physical Wednesday and promptly signed with his new team following a nine-year run with the Minnesota Vikings.||||||| The Vikings waived McKinnie last month after he reported to camp overweight. McKinnie played left tackle with the Vikings and will probably hold that same position with Baltimore. If that happens, Michael Oher will move from the left side to the right side.
Posted Aug. 03, 2011
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield says the coaches "really had no choice" but to release former Pro Bowl left tackle Bryant McKinnie because he was out of shape.||||||| The Vikings made the surprising move on Tuesday afternoon, and several prominent players spoke up in support of head coach Leslie Frazier after practice on Wednesday. McKinnie reported to training camp on Sunday out of shape and overweight and did not participate in the first two practices before being cut. Now the Vikings plan to start Charlie Johnson at left tackle. Johnson just signed on Monday and says he has a lot of catching up to do.
Posted Aug. 02, 2011
The Minnesota Vikings have released McKinnie.||||||| McKinnie spent the first nine seasons of his career in Minnesota, immediately stepping in as the starter after ending a holdout in his rookie season that caused him to miss the first eight games. McKinnie was voted to one Pro Bowl, but never did materialize into the dominant force the team hoped for when they drafted him in 2002.
Posted Feb. 19, 2010
McKinnie must pay back the NFL for his non-participation in the Pro Bowl.||||||| The NFL said Friday it will require a $4,285 reimbursement from McKinnie for expenses incurred that week in Miami. McKinnie skipped most of the team practices and obligations, and was then dismissed from the NFC all-star squad. NFL spokesman Randall Liu also said McKinnie has forfeited his $22,500 game check.