Bryant McKinnie

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In what some would call very disappointing news, Bryant McKinnie has signed a two-year contract to return to the Baltimore Ravens.  This comes to the chagrin of most of the Charger fanbase.

It started to seem as though the Chargers had found their Left Tackle for the 2013 season.  Or did it?  The idea had been floated around that perhaps McKinnie and his agent were using San Diego to up the salary that would be offered by the Miami Dolphins.  It was also reported that the Dallas Cowboys were a late entry into the McKinnie sweepstakes.  Lo and behold, all three of the aforementioned teams, including our beloved Bolts, were simply used as bait to send him back to the team that he won a Superbowl with last season.

McKinnie would have certainly been an upgrade for the Chargers as the blindside protector of Philip Rivers.  That being said, he certainly has his share of baggage as well.  McKinnie’s weight issues are well-known across the league.  There have also been serious concerns about his motivation to play to the best of his capability 100 percent of the time.

The prospect of adding Bryant McKinnie was a decent stop-gap solution for the 2013 campaign.  This says a lot about what is available on the free agent market as well.  The Chargers could be looking to start King Dunlap at Left Tackle for the upcoming season.   Initial thoughts were that Dunlap was signed to the team as a swing tackle to provide depth on an offensive line that desperately needs it.  Now it appears that he could be thrust into the spotlight as the starting Left Tackle.

 

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There are quite a few of us, myself included, that have already jumped on the Bryant McKinnie to San Diego bandwagon.  The majority of people believe that he would be an upgrade over what the Chargers currently have on the roster at Left Tackle.

As I have mentioned a few times, adding McKinnie would give the Chargers two gigantic bookends at the tackle positions.  Between McKinnie and the recently drafted DJ Fluker the Bolts would have approximately 700 pounds at the two spots.

So I leave the question to you.  Is Bryant McKinnie the answer at Left tackle for the Chargers?

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In a tweet by Albert Breer of NFL Network, Bryant McKinnie is taking a physical in San Diego today.

It was reported last night that McKinnie and the Chargers had dinner and talked but no contract was discussed.  With today’s report, the Bolts could be filling a big void at left tackle.

Having McKinnie, who played very admirably in the playoffs and Superbowl last year, at one tackle and DJ Fluker at the other would give the Chargers two giant players to aid in protecting Philip Rivers.

We’ll keep an eye on this situation as it develops.

 

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The Charger’s search for a left tackle may be coming to an end.  Or it may not.  But there has been a little bit of movement on the Bryant McKinnie front.

He is in San Diego now and has completed today’s portion of the visit.  I have yet to hear if the visit will be extended until tomorrow.

McKinnie is not the long term answer at left tackle but he could be a solid addition, for the right price, to a Charger offensive line that could use some help at the tackle spot.

We’ll be keeping a close watch on this one.

 

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Now that we have all had a little bit of time to digest the San Diego draft, it is time to focus some attention of the available free agents.  This is done to help supplement what will eventually be the final 53 when that comes.

There are still going to be many cuts that occur once mini camp, OTAs, and training camp roll around.  Additionally, there will still be players that the team will look to add during the preseason games.  Teams will be evaluating there rosters for the coming months until the regular season begins.

In the mean time, there are still some names on the street that the Chargers may continue to have interest in acquiring.  If we’re talking about the offensive line, those two names would be Eric Winston and Bryant McKinnie.

As you may remember, the Bolts have had Winston in for a visit but he obviously left without a contract.  There were inquiries about McKinnie by the Chargers through McKinnie’s agent.

 

As of yesterday it was reported, by multiple sources, that talks between the Miami Dolphins and Winston were still ongoing.  In today’s news, there are said to be similar talks between Miami and McKinnie.  The Dolphins are not going to sign both veterans.

This is going to be a fluid situation.  We will be keeping a close eye on this and all other news surrounding the Bolts.

 

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