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Ravens: Bryant McKinnie expected to be back in Baltimore

OWINGS MILLS -- Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie met with general manager Ozzie Newsome today, and is expected to be retained by the defending AFC North champions.

It was regarded as a very positive meeting.

McKinnie, 32, is due a $500,000 roster bonus later this week. He's due a $3.2 million base salary next season and carries a $4.2 million salary-cap figure.

McKinnie has dropped some more weight since the end of last season.

The 6-foot-8, 360-pounder was cut by the Minnesota Vikings last year after reporting at nearly 400 pounds.

McKinnie got in better shape quickly and started every game for the Ravens.

Although his run blocking didn't grade out as high as the team would prefer, McKinnie is still regarded as a blocker the Ravens want to keep.

The Ravens have scheduled Houston Texans free agent offensive tackle Eric Winston for a visit later this week, but it's after his trips to the Kansas City Chiefs today and the St. Louis Rams.

He has visited the Miami Dolphins and has a visit scheduled with the Detroit Lions after Baltimore.

Winston plays right tackle.

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