The return of left offensive tackle
Now that McKinnie has been retained after a brief foray into free agency where he drew offers from the
“Having Bryant back is a big plus for us," Ravens coach
When asked to relate what McKinnie has told the team about his conditioning activities, Harbaugh didn't address that specifically.
"Yes, I'm always pleased with conversations with Bryant McKinnie," Harbaugh said with a laugh. "I enjoy talking to Bryant. He's one of my favorite guys. He's a sterling conversationalist. We talk a lot about stuff – a lot of different things, broad range of topics. I always enjoy that. I think he does as well."
McKinnie's contract includes an undisclosed signing bonus, incentive clauses, weight clauses and workout bonuses, according to a source. The Ravens' contract was the best financial offer.
"I'm excited to be back," McKinnie told The Baltimore Sun on Friday morning. "I didn't really want to leave anyway. I like being in Baltimore."
McKinnie's plan is to pick up where he left off during the Ravens'
With McKinnie at left tackle,
"Yep, that's what I want to do," McKinnie said. "I want to pick up from there. I feel like we have a chance for a great year with me and K.O. on the left side."