Tim Polzer
Thursday May 2nd, 2013

Bryant McKinnie wanted to be considered a starter during free-agent interviews with teams. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images) Bryant McKinnie said being a starting tackle was a condition of his signing as a free agent. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

The Baltimore Ravens announced Thursday they have reached a two-year agreement in principle to bring back left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie.

McKinnie, who became a starter during the Ravens' post-season run that culminated in a victory in Super Bowl XLVII, had visited the Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers during his free agency.

McKinnie, 33, stated he was looking for a starting role while interviewing as a free-agent. He did not start any games for the Ravens during the regular season before working his way into shape. The Ravens said McKinnie's return to left tackle would shift Michael Oher to right tackle and second-year player Kelechi Osemele would compete as a starter at left guard.

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