Found August 01, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
Bryant McKinnie, starting left tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, reported to training camp Sunday afternoon after missing the first four days of camp. His excuse; he slipped and fell running out of his home and therefore was unable to attend camp. I’m not buying that lame excuse. McKinnie miraculously made an immediate recovery upon hearing [...]

Ravens LB Kruger says he's no Suggs - but who is?

Paul Kruger made significant strides in his performance last season, setting career highs with the Baltimore Ravens in games played, sacks and tackles. Now it's time for the fourth-year linebacker to take another huge step as the replacement for the injured Terrell Suggs, who will be sidelined for several months with a torn right Achilles tendon. Kruger is working hard this...

Coach John Harbaugh meets the press on the state of the Ravens Training Camp so far...

John Harbaugh handles the press as well as any coach I have ever observed in what is now approaching 40 years of observation as both a football fan and a journalist...Here's Harbaugh at his best, in a series of answers he gave to media questions at the Ravens' training complex in Owings Mills, Maryland, as of August 1, 2012:John Harbaugh rarely "passes" a tough...

McKinnie's back: OT returns to Ravens with injury

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie returned to town Sunday afternoon, arriving at Baltimore-Washington International Airport with his luggage and a sore lower back. The former Pro Bowl blocker said after his flight that his four-day absence from training camp was due to a lower back injury suffered during an accident at his home in South Florida last week...

Ravens OT McKinnie arrives, but does not practice

Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie has finally arrived at training camp, although he has not practiced because of a strained muscle in his back. McKinnie missed the first three practices of camp last week and was subject to a $30,000 fine each day, under terms of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement. McKinnie showed up Sunday night, according to coach John Harbaugh...

Pittsburgh Steelers Favorites to Reclaim AFC North Throne From Baltimore Ravens

Whenever a club other than the Pittsburgh Steelers or Baltimore Ravens wins the AFC North Division, it’s considered an upset. And that would be the case again in 2012 as the Steelers and Ravens are clear-cut favorites to win arguably the NFL’s most physical division. Baltimore finished 12-4 overall last year to tie with Pittsburgh atop the North, but the Ravens won the tiebreaker...

AP Pro32 comments about Ravens

Comments on the Baltimore Ravens by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses): BALTIMORE RAVENS (5) Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 3): 24 wins over last two seasons and a happy Ray Rice. Chris Berman (ESPN, 4): After all, Ravens should have been in Super Bowl. Bob Glauber (Newsday, 4): No contract problems for Ray Rice equals good news for Ravens. Now they have...

Ravens camp begins full pad scrimmages...

The good news at Ravens camp besides the beginning of full-contact drills is that LT Bryant McKinnie finally reported, and it turns out the big veteran did suffer a lower back injury in a slippery fall inside his home in Florida.  He's okay and actually looks pretty svelte by all accounts, having worked himself down to about 340 pounds... not bad considering he came in between...
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