Found June 15, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Bryant McKinnie sat out the Ravens’ minicamp this week to work on his conditioning, which has been a problem for him throughout his career, especially over the last year or so with Minnesota and now Baltimore. The Vikings cut him for his conditioning after the lockout last year and then he signed with Baltimore, where he played solid on the left side. The Ravens decided to keep him this offseason and already paid him a 500 thousand dollar roster bonus back in March. However, according to the Baltimore Sun, the 32 year old McKinnie’s job with the Ravens is not safe. The Ravens don’t have a lot of depth at tackle behind McKinnie. Their 2nd string left tackle is the inexperienced Ramon Harewood, a 2010 6th round pick who has missed the entirety of his first two NFL seasons on IR. Right tackle Michael Oher has experience on the left side, but has played much better on the right side in his career and their 2nd string right tackle, Addison Lawrence, is just as inexperienced as Harewood. ...

Report: McKinnie having conditioning problems

Poor conditioning eventually cost Bryant McKinnie his long-time job at left tackle for the Minnesota Vikings. Now it could be doing the same with the Baltimore Ravens. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens opened mandatory minicamp on Tuesday without two former Vikings. Center Matt Birk had surgery to fix varicose veins in his legs. Meanwhile, McKinnie was reportedly missing...

Ravens' McKinnie battling weight issues again

The Ravens made a judgment call in March when they picked up a $500,000 roster bonus to retain starting left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie. Months later, the Ravens made another decision involving McKinnie when they kept him off the practice field at a mandatory minicamp due to wanting him to focus on getting in better shape. "Bryant McKinnie is a guy that we held out...

Ravens' Kruger looks to play key role

Paul Kruger was in his home state of Utah, enjoying a rare day off from offseason training, when he logged into his email account and saw a string of emails awaiting him on May 3rd. "I knew something must have been up, because I had a bunch of texts and emails. More than usual. I went on the Internet, and there it was -- Terrell was injured," the fourth-year Ravens player...

Ravens’ rookie Kelechi Osemele is hurt

The Ravens signed veteran Bobbie Williams earlier this week and a report from Ravens inside Aaron Wilson today explains why. Wilson says that the Ravens’ Kelechi Osemele has yet to practice with a quadriceps injury, though he says he should be fine by Training Camp. Osemele was their 2nd round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, but he’s missing valuable practice time so the Ravens might...

Conditioning a problem again for McKinnie

About 10½ months ago, Bryant McKinnie was sidelined in Mankato for being out of shape. It’s happening again in Baltimore even after a big roster bonus and a promise. Plus, the Bears cut a QB and the Rams signed a LB that visited the Vikings last month.

Joe Flacco has a baby boy

Getty Images Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and his wife Dana gave birth to a healthy eight-pound baby boy named Stephen.  He is their first child and it’ll certainly be interesting to see if he follows in his father’s foot steps and becomes a legit quarterback one day. Congrats to both Joe and Dana and we wish them the best of luck as their family continues to grow.

Ravens Terrell Suggs return could take longer than expected

Baltimore Ravens Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles tendon in April but the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year vowed he would return to the field in the 2012 season. Despite telling reporters he feels great, his return to the gridiron could take longer than first expected. Speaking to reporters yesterday at the close of Baltimore Ravens mini-camp, Suggs admitted that perhaps...

Joe Flacco leaves practice due to birth of first child

As the Ravens continued their mandatory minicamp Wednesday, they were without quarterback Joe Flacco, who left practice — and the state of Maryland — albeit for a pretty good reason. According to reports, Flacco was his wife, Dana, to witness the birth of the couple’s first child in their home state of New Jersey. Obviously, coach John Harbaugh was OK with excusing the veteran...

Suggs: 'Only question is when' not if he plays in 2012

Terrell Suggs discarded his crutches Monday, but he was back on the comeback stump in a press conference at the Ravens' facility Thursday. "Like I said before when I first got injured: I will be in a Baltimore Ravens uniform in 2012," Suggs said. "The only question in when." Suggs said he injured his Achilles in May doing a fitness test, again denying...

2012 AFC North quarterback breakdown and preview

Now that mini-camp is over, the Pittsburgh Steelers are off until they report to training camp at St. Vincent in Latrobe on July 25, 2012. While our focus will constantly be on the Steelers, it is time to do an early preseason positional breakdown of the AFC North as a whole, to see how the Steelers stack up. First on the list for review it the quarterbacks. 1. Ben Roethlisberger...

Still Bigger Than Sproles – KSK Kontent Klearinghouse

- SEATOT! Seattle fullback Michael Robinson brought his kid along to minicamp, where his son, Burton, got to try on dad’s helmet. Tony Romo wonders why a father without an endorsement deal with Riddell would even bother. - Joe Flacco is missing part of the Ravens’ mandatory minicamp because his wife just gave birth to the couple’s first child. On behalf of the Flacco family...
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