McKinnie finally on the field

OWINGS MILLS - After almost two weeks of speculation about his future, Baltimore Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnie hit the field for his first full-pad practice of training camp Monday.

McKinnie reported to camp July 29 after missing the first three days of practice.

The absence was apparently a result of a lower back injury he said he suffered during a fall at his South Florida in the week leading to camp.

He sat out four more practices after reporting, but he passed his conditioning test Friday and was a full participant in Monday's practice.

"He worked hard," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He made it through the whole practice, which is something, because football shape is different than regular-conditioning test shape. So, he pushed through the whole practice. I thought he looked athletic. He looked like he was moving well. Now, he's just got to stack them and go compete."

McKinnie primarily worked with the first-team offense during Monday's practice, but worked with the second-team some as well.

McKinnie was listed as the first-team left tackle on Baltimore's first preseason depth chart, released late last week.

Michael Oher was penciled in as the starter at right tackle.

With McKinnie out, Oher had slid over to left tackle with second round pick Kelechi Osemele starting on the right side.

In terms of Oher moving back and forth, Harbaugh said, "It's not ideal. It's not the perfect scenario. You always want to be set at all of your positions, but that's not always realistic either. It's training camp. It's football. Guys compete for spots."

Barring some sort of unforeseen setback, McKinnie and Oher will be the two starting bookends for the Ravens' regular season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals Sept. 10, but the mauling 6-foot-5, 335-pound Osemele has had an impressive camp and could fill in at right tackle if need be.

HARBAUGH REACHES OUT TO REID: Shortly after hearing about the sudden passing of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid's oldest son early

Sunday, John Harbaugh said he reached out to Reid to offer his condolences.

Garrett Reid, 29, was found dead in his dormitory room at Eagles training camp early Sunday morning.

No cause of death has been determined, and an autopsy is pending.

Harbaugh coached in Philadelphia from 1998-2007.

Reid took over as the Eagles' head coach in 1999.

"I texted Andy as soon as I heard about it, at about 10:00 a.m.," Harbaugh said. "I just told him how sorry I was and told him that his beautiful son is in God's hands right now."

Garrett Reid, the oldest of five children, had dealt with a multitude of drug and legal problems, but Harbaugh said Reid "was on a good track from everything I had heard."

He had been working with Philadelphia as a strength and conditioning coach.

"We shared a lot of moments with him after games in locker rooms and things like that at practice," Harbaugh said solemnly. "It's a tragedy, but all things work for the good of those who love God, and that's where the Reid's are, and that's where Garrett is."