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McKinnie says Minnesota made him look like he 'lost it'

Former Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie looked great in his first game with the Ravens. He was so good that he said this: "Minnesota tried to make it seem like I lost it. Well, I guess I found it in Baltimore. It’s good motivation."
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Former Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie looked great in his first game with the Ravens. He was so good that he said this: "Minnesota tried to make it seem like I lost it. Well, I guess I found it in Baltimore. It’s good motivation."

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