September 16, 2004 |
The size has always been there. A Pro Bowl selection could follow someday if left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie of the Minnesota Vikings continues his development. At least that's how he feels. And at his size - 6-foot-8, 343 pounds - who is going to argue? McKinnie would like to continue his development Monday night against the team he grew up following as a youngster. The Vikings will face the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field, which is about a 20-minute ride from Woodbury High.
September 22, 2002 |
Owner Red McCombs says that the Minnesota Vikings will not trade first-round pick Bryant McKinnie, who has yet to sign a contract with the team. McKinnie, an offensive tackle from the University of Miami, was the seventh selection overall in April's NFL draft. The graduate of Woodbury High in Gloucester County is the only unsigned first-round pick. "I want to make it clear that the Vikings have absolutely no interest in trading Bryant McKinnie at any time," McCombs said Friday.
September 25, 2013 |
IN THE NFL'S weekly injury report, players' names are followed by the reason why they are out in parentheses. This week, you could see this: Ravens: WR Jacoby Jones (stripper) The wide receiver was reportedly hurt when a stripper named "Sweet Pea" hit him in the head with a bottle of champagne early yesterday morning. According to TMZ, Jones was on a "party bus filled with his Ravens teammates" celebrating offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie's 34th birthday in Washington, D.C. The incident reportedly happened around 3 a.m., about 11 hours after the Ravens dropped the Texans, 30-9, in Baltimore.
February 21, 2011
BRYANT McKINNIE, the Minnesota Vikings' Pro Bowl offensive lineman, has been putting emphasis on "offensive" lately. The Woodbury, N.J., native was chosen for last year's Pro Bowl in Miami but failed to show up for the last two practices and was kicked off the NFC squad. This weekend, news comes out of Hollywood, by way of TMZ.com, that McKinnie was attending a celebrity party around LA with the NBA All-Star Game in town and dropped $100,000 on a bar bill. Unlike Pacman Jones in 2007 at NBA All-Star weekend in Las Vegas, three people weren't shot and McKinnie didn't make it rain.
March 19, 2008 |
The NFL got its chance to see Matt Ryan throw yesterday, and the Boston College quarterback, of Penn Charter, didn't do anything that would keep him from being picked early in the draft. Perhaps even first overall. Ryan worked out at BC's biggest Pro Day ever, throwing to former teammates for a mini-combine of 42 scouts and other personnel evaluators from 22 NFL teams. He completed 48 of 52 passes - three drops, one overthrown - from three-, five- and seven step drops, from the pocket and on the run, throwing to both sides of the field.
February 25, 2008 |
Minnesota Vikings tackle Bryant McKinnie was arrested for aggravated battery after a street brawl outside a Miami nightclub yesterday. McKinnie also was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence, according to a police report. Authorities were called to Club Space after a fight broke out. McKinnie had been thrown out by a nightclub security guard and was arguing and spit on Eric Otero, according to a police report. Otero, 32, said he wouldn't press charges if McKinnie left.
May 27, 2006 |
Tim Smith, who set a Super Bowl rushing record with Washington in 1988, was sentenced yesterday in Denver to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for cocaine distribution. Smith, 42, also was ordered to pay $88,000 in back child support and must report to prison by July 10. His brother Christopher, 35, was sentenced May 12 to 5 years' probation. The two were indicted by a federal grand jury in October. Tim Smith pleaded guilty to cocaine distribution and Christopher Smith pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting cocaine distribution.
November 5, 2005 |
Minnesota Vikings players have encouraged teammates to boycott a local TV station in response to a Thursday report related to the infamous boat party. After getting a tip that offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie and running back Mewelde Moore were seen dumping garbage at a construction site near their Eden Prairie homes, Channel 5 reporter Kristin Stinar rummaged through a trash bin and discovered discarded items belonging to McKinnie. Remnants of a party were found, including a list of several female names and incoming flight times handwritten on Vikings stationery.
October 16, 2002 |
Denver Broncos strong safety Kenoy Kennedy was suspended by the NFL for one game without pay yesterday for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Miami receiver Chris Chambers. He will miss Denver's game Sunday at Kansas City, but will not be fined. Chambers got a concussion when he went up high for a pass from Jay Fiedler and was hit in the face by Kennedy in the second quarter of Miami's 24-22 victory on Sunday night. Chambers' head twisted after the hit, and he lay on the field for about 5 minutes before being helped off the field.
September 8, 2012 |
Players from the seven-county South Jersey area have a long history in the NFL, and the tradition is continuing this season. Thirteen local players were on opening-day, 53-man NFL rosters. An additional five players were on injured reserve, the practice squad, or the reserve/non-football injury list. The most recognizable name is Audubon grad Joe Flacco, the fifth-year starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, who guided his team to the AFC championship game last season.