Either a trade or bench appear next for McKinnie

Either a trade or bench appear next for McKinnie
October 3, 2013, 1:15 pm
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Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnie knows a trade could be in his future. However, McKinnie was waiting to see what transpired next, in the aftermath of Tuesday’s trade that brought left tackle Eugene Monroe to the Ravens.

McKinnie granted a brief interview in the locker room Thursday, after not being available on Wednesday. McKinnie said he had not been told yet that he was going to be benched, or traded. However, coach John Harbaugh was clear Wednesday that Monroe would play as soon as he was ready, and that Monroe’s best position was left tackle.

Asked his reaction to the trade, McKinnie said, “This is business. They’re going to do whatever is best for their business.”

How would McKinnie react to being a backup again?

“Who says that’s what I’ll have to adjust to?” McKinnie said. “Maybe not. We don’t know yet. We’ll have to see. Maybe a trade. Who knows?”

McKinnie would give the Ravens insurance as a backup, but they will likely test the market to see what they might get in return for him. At age 34, and with Monroe officially a Raven, McKinnie status with the Ravens is now in limbo.