View Full Version : Vikings cut longtime LT McKinnie; ex-Colt Johnson takes over

08-02-2011, 07:43 PM
MANKATO, Minn. -- Bryant McKinnie spent nine years as the mainstay on the Minnesota Vikings' offensive line, never really becoming the dominant force he was expected to be but still giving the team almost a decade of solid performances.

When McKinnie showed up to training camp in Mankato woefully out of shape after the summer-long lockout, the Vikings decided to cut ties with the former No. 7 overall draft pick and start over at one of the most important positions on the team.

"This decision, while not an easy one, is in the best interests of our football team as we move forward preparing for the season," Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said in a statement issued Tuesday by the team. "We appreciate Bryant's contributions to the Vikings and we wish him the best in the future."

08-02-2011, 08:07 PM
He was a pretty good one. Other than that? :cricket:

Let the "Should the Texans pick him up"? conversations commence!!! :fingergun:

08-02-2011, 08:30 PM
Some not so flattering stories floating around about this guy.

08-02-2011, 09:26 PM
Some not so flattering stories floating around about this guy.

By "floating" are your insinuating the "Party Sex Boat"????!? :D

08-02-2011, 11:54 PM
I bet mcnabb is thrilled.

The Pencil Neck
08-03-2011, 12:58 AM
I bet mcnabb is thrilled.

In one of the articles on PFT, they pointed out that guarding Peyton's blind-side is a lot different than guarding McNabb's blind-side. With Peyton, that ball is coming out so quick that he makes his linemen look better than they are.

Gonna be interesting to see how Johnson holds up with McNabb back there with a bunch of receivers he doesn't have any chemistry with.