Another tackle-desperate team could be sliding in the back door in the meantime. The San Diego Chargers reached out to McKinnie's agent, leading to a "couple general discussions," U-T San Diego reported Wednesday.
U-T San Diego stresses that no deal is imminent and no visit is planned.
Although McKinnie played well during the Ravens' Super Bowl run, his market has been slow to develop. Soon to be 34 years old, McKinnie brings questions about age and playing weight. Others teams surely noticed, as well, that he sat on the bench all season before slimming down and gaining mobility by January.
McKinnie has expressed a desire to return to Baltimore, but not at a "hometown discount" price. His decision could come down to money. It sounds like neither the Ravens nor the Chargers are ready to meet his asking price just yet.
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