- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 23, 2011

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens and offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie agreed on a two-year deal, pending him passing a physical.

McKinnie was cut in training camp by the Minnesota Vikings after he reported overweight. He played nine seasons for the Vikings, starting in 131 games.

It is uncertain whether McKinnie will play on the right or left side with Baltimore. Michael Oher played left tackle last season, and this summer the right side has been handled by rookie Jah Reid and veteran Mark LeVoir.

Either way, the 6-foot-8 McKinnie could end up being a starter if he passes Wednesday’s physical.

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis says McKinnie “will make us better.”

After playing in college at Miami, McKinnie was the seventh overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft.

Around the league

• JETS: New York running back Shonn Greene said his foot is fine and that he expects to play in the preseason game against the New York Giants on Saturdaty night. Greene missed the 27-7 win over Cincinnati last Sunday night because of an infection that caused his foot to swell.

• CARDINALS: Arizona is down to two quarterbacks after Max Hall hurt his shoulder. Hall’s injury is the same as the one that sidelined him late last season. Backup QB John Skelton has a high ankle sprain, leaving only starter Kevin Kolb and Richard Bartel for Tuesday’s practice. The team is expected to add a third quarterback before Saturday.



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