Report: Ravens' coach expresses interest keeping McKinnie


Former Viking Bryant McKinnie sounds confident that he'll be back next year with the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.

According to NBC's Pro Football Talk, McKinnie told Maryland's Carroll County Times that Ravens coach John Harbaugh twice made inquires to him about next year: the first time after the team's playoff victory over New England, and then again before the team played the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.

The web site wasn't entirely enthused on reporting the developments on McKinnie, noting they could have asked him questions about his future with the Ravens "if he had actually called in at the agreed time for his recent appearance, instead of calling, you know, not at all."

McKinnie played for the Vikings from 2002 to 2010, before signing with the Ravens in 2001. He played back-up all year for the Ravens before earning his starting spot when the playoffs began.

After the Super Bowl victory, he celebrated with the likes of halftime performer Beyonce and Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps.

Matt Birk joins McKinnie as former Vikings to earn a Super Bowl ring playing for the Ravens.

Next Up

betty and earls biscuits facebook

Jason Matheson's biscuit shop to briefly close ahead of relaunch

Betty & Earl's will shut down for two weeks before reopening under a new name.

Simon Merino Go Fund Me

Worker dies in forklift accident at paper recycling business

The victim was described as a loving father of two who was devoted to his church.

rosie means - go fund me

Authorities ID woman killed by hit-and-run driver who ran red light

A fundraiser was created to support the family after the "sudden and senseless loss."

Prior Lake Football

Watch: Prior Lake stuns Rosemount with last-second hook and ladder

The Lakers dusted off an old favorite to get a victory on Thursday night.

unsplas - maple leaf frost fall lawn

MN gets its first frost advisories, freeze warnings of the season

The coldest spots could dip to below 30 degrees overnight.


Ahead of Big Ten clash, Huskers fans spend their Friday mocking PJ Fleck

Huskers fans are in a playful mood ahead of Saturday's game.

Jamal Smith

New 1st-degree murder charge for man accused in youth coach's killing

A grand jury indicted the suspect in connection with the shooting of Jay Boughton.

trick or treating halloween

COVID: Mayo Clinic's tips for staying safe while trick-or-treating

A layered approach, especially for those who aren't vaccinated, is recommended.


'My patience level is gone': Walz calls on lawmakers to help hospital strain

The governor said only legislators can enact some of the needed measures.


Jeep driver dies after hitting two deer, rolling into oncoming vehicle

As the SUV rolled, it struck another vehicle approaching the other direction.

carver county dog

Family's dog 'senselessly' killed with arrow in Carver County

The beloved dog was shot with an arrow on Tuesday.