Is OT Bryant McKinnie Done in Baltimore?
Brian Bassett , theJetsBlog.com
While there’s no word on what the Jets would be interested yet, there is word from the Baltimore Sun today that the Ravens might be about to cut OT Bryant McKinnie from their roster in a contract dispute with their current starting Left Tackle. According to McKinnie himself in a text to the Sun saying “just got a phone call. It’s not officially over as of yet.” That text to the Sun came after he put on Twitter that was was “gone” in regards to his status with the team.
Decision is made! I’m gone!
— Bryant Mckinnie (@BryantMckinnie) September 4, 2012
Releasing McKinnie now would to save the Ravens $2.2 million, but they would have to be very confident in their depth if this was the case. McKinnie was scheduled to make $3.2 million on the season, so any team who would look to sign him this year would have to consider that a baseline …
Right now the Jets have $8.1 million remaining against the 2012 cap, but the Jets practice since the new CBA was ratified has been to try and slam as much money from the following year into this year’s cap. The Jets are going to want to keep as much of that $8.1 million with some contract renewals looming next offseason.
UPDATE: According to Aaron Wilson who printed the report, “talks are ongoing.”
What do you think? Should the Jets try to sign McKinnie if he’s cut?