McKinnie took $2.2mil to start the season as a backup in Baltimore. When the cap crunches ya gotta ask some hard questions-
Bushrod 5 yeasr for $35million. Add that to our current $20mil over the cap and then what?
McKinnie 2 years for $8million. Let him hold the fort until Charles Brown or some other young guy can be developed to fill the spot.
When he signed with Baltimore: he has a relationship with Michael Oher and our Miami players. Ray [Lewis] and Ed [Reed] vouch for him as a person and as a player who can help us. I know these veteran players are happy we’re adding Bryant.”
Lewis speaks highly of his fellow Miami Hurricane, who was the seventh-overall pick in 2002.
“Some people look for speed, some people look for youth. But give me heart, wisdom and the will to play and win the game, and I will take that player on my side any day of the week,” Lewis said. LINK
As said, weight has been his biggest bugaboo. At 6-8 he ballooned to 400+ before the 2011 season Image: http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/nj1015.com/files/2013/01/150866939-450x630.jpg