Bryant McKinnie, whose time in Minnesota ended ingloriously in 2011, is either cut or not cut with the Ravens. Got it? Per NFL.com:
The Baltimore Ravens and starting left tackle Bryant McKinnie have reached a road block in their attempts to restructure his base salary for 2012, a source in McKinnie's camp said Tuesday.
This leads to the fear that the Ravens will release the veteran, the source said.
NFL Network and NFL.com reporter Albert Breer received a text message from McKinnie that read: "We couldn't come to an agreement on the restructure of my contract, which leads to me being released."
When asked if the decision was final, McKinnie responded via text: "Yes! They will announce it soon." McKinnie texted a similar statement to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun and WNST.net in Baltimore.
Moments later, Breer received another text message from McKinnie that read: "Not officially over yet just got a call."
We personally have a soft spot for McKinnie since he participated in a hilarious Q&A with us in 2009 when times were good. Excerpt:
Q I read you had some big thing in Miami over the summer.
A Yeah, it was something called Miami Standup. It was special to the label. We wanted everyone in the industry to learn about the label. One year we had a bowling event. We had a boat party.
Q Whoa, a boat party. Better watch out!
A (Laughs) My bad! No, not that kind of boat party!
But we can't say we're surprised about how this is working out or playing itself out in Baltimore.
UPDATE: McKinnie reportedly has reached an agreement with the Ravens.