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Ravens act out of character

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Ravens act out of character

So why did the Ravens wait until a week before the season opener to go to Bryant McKinnie for some cash back?

Was it just because they could?

McKinnie has reported financial problems, so he obviously needs an NFL gig. If he had left the Ravens, he probably would have ended up with another team that could use a veteran offensive tackle, but at this point, who knows how quickly that would happen? With everyone in the NFL gearing up for the openers and with guaranteed money to anyone whos on the roster for Week 1, McKinnie might have had to wait a while, giving him even less leverage. If the Ravens had approached him about a pay cut a couple of weeks back, McKinnie could have decided to walk and had more opportunity to latch on with another team in time for Week 1.

You cant necessarily argue with the Ravens view that McKinnie, whose conditioning and weight have been concerns in recent seasons, was overpaid at 3.2 million. So, yeah, as The Suns Mike Preston suggests, McKinnie is a prime candidate for incentive clauses.

But this smacks of a strong-arm move and out of character for what has generally been an organization that conducts itself with class.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: OTAs Day 1

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: OTAs Day 1

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including a recap of the first day of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Yesterday, (Monday) was the first day of the Ravens' OTAs. OTAs continue today (Tuesday) as the Ravens work on developing a new offense. Check out some of the highlights here. 

2. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. 

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

Kick off your Monday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including the full 90-man roster heading into the beginning of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. Ravens OTAs begin Monday.

2. With the return of Pernell McPhee and the addition of Shane Ray, it's clear that the Ravens are searching for the right pass rushers for their defense. The two veterans join draft pick Jaylon Ferguson in the quest to create a dynamic defense.

3. Marquise Brown is expected to miss OTAs due to continued rehab on his foot from Lisfranc surgery. However, Brown is expected to be ready by the start of training camp in August.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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