By Alexander Abnos
September 04, 2012

UPDATE: CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Ravens have reached a deal to keep McKinnie in Baltimore.

https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/243065436361609217

The Baltimore Ravens may have a hole to fill on their offensive line, just a few days before the start of their season. Then again, they may not. Starting left tackle Bryant McKinnie announced on Twitter earlier today that he was no longer a Baltimore Raven.

https://twitter.com/BryantMckinnie/status/243012427673923584

Soon after, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport tweeted that McKinnie was not leaving the team, but rather that the two sides were locked in negotiations over a restructured contract for the 32-year-old.

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/243020690951905281

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/243022534960873472

Meanwhile, McKinnie himself propagated the is he/isn't he question with an array of text messages to various news outlets, including WNST Baltimore and the NFL Network's Albert Breer:

https://twitter.com/WNST/status/243020975594160128

https://twitter.com/WNST/status/243026787322458112

https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/status/243028462657499136

WNST also reports that the Ravens asked McKinnie to take a pay cut amounting to just about 50% of his current deal, citing doubts about his durability and his ability to say at his playing weight throughout the season.

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