Posted by Michael David Smith on September 4, 2012, 3:43 PM EDT
Bryant McKinnie isn’t gone from Baltimore after all.
Just hours after McKinnie wrote “I’m gone” on Twitter amid reports that the Ravens told him to take a pay cut or get cut, McKinnie agreed to restructure his contract after all.
McKinnie’s agent, Michael George, told Jason LaCanfora of CBS that “Bryant really wanted to remain a Raven” and wanted to play for a winning team, so he agreed to lower his salary to stay in Baltimore. McKinnie will become a free agent in 2013.
So McKinnie will remain the Ravens’ starting left tackle, and Baltimore will not have to scramble its offensive line just days before the opener.