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