Just like that, Byrant McKinnie is back with the Ravens.
The left tackle tweeted earlier Tuesday that he was leaving because the team wanted him to take a pay cut.
Coach John Harbaugh acted as if the 13-year veteran's presence for the Sept. 10 season opener vs. the Cincinnati Bengals never was in question.
"He's been a part of us. He never left us," Harbaugh said at his press conference Tuesday.
McKinnie, who is scheduled to make 3.2 million this season, was asked to take as much as a 50 reduction, according to the Baltimore Sun, which would've given the Ravens more wiggle room under the salary cap.
The 6-foot-8, 360-pounder reported to training camp late and out of shape, and McKinnie was relegated to practicing with the second team even though he still was listed at first on the depth chart at left tackle. He didn't start the first two preseason games, either.
The question now is who will start at left tackle vs. the Bengals. Harbaugh, of course, won't offer any answers. The emergence of rookie lineman Kelechi Osemele, who has started at right tackle while Michael Oher was moved to left in McKinnie's place, gives Harbaugh options.
But the coach only was complimentary of McKinnie on Tuesday, even calling him "a hard-working guy."
With the faster-paced offense the Ravens are expected to use this season, McKinnie will have to be whether he starts or not.
"He continues to work his way back to that Pro Bowl form that he and I agree that's our goal for him," Harbaugh said. "We talked about that as far back as last winter. He's working his way back in that direction."