Bolstering perhaps the greatest remaining need on their roster, the Ravens have agreed with left tackle
The deal includes an undisclosed signing bonus, incentive clauses and workout bonuses, according to a source.
By agreeing to terms with McKinnie, the Ravens can leave
Instead, McKinnie and the defending Super Bowl champions hammered out a contract days after the un restricted free agent visited and drew offers from the
“We worked very hard to get him back there,” said Michael George, McKinnie's agent. “Bryant had offers from other teams. In the end, this was the best situation for him. He's real happy. I know they are.”
McKinnie, 33, started every game in the playoffs after being replaced at left tackle during the regular season by
The Ravens will bring back four of five starters from the offensive line that thrived during the playoffs when they averaged 410.3 yards of total offense per game. The only starter not returning is six-time Pro Bowl center
The Ravens allowed just six sacks in four playoff games after giving up 35 sacks during the regular season.
Oher appears pleased that McKinnie is returning, writing to him on Twitter: “Glad you back bro.”
McKinnie has battled conditioning and weight issues and reported late to training camp last summer after saying he slipped and hurt his back at his South Florida home. He didn't intially pass the Ravens' mandatory conditioning test, but he got in better shape as the season went on.
McKinnie was contacted by the