Offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie agreed to restructure his contract on Tuesday in order to remain with the Baltimore Ravens.
McKinnie signed off on a deal that reduced his base salary from $3.2 million to $2.2 million and he can recover the $1 million if he triggers a 50 percent playing-time incentive clause, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
McKinnie told the Baltimore Sun he was caught off guard when contacted directly by Harbaugh and informed that the team wanted to address his contract.
“I’m always involved with all of our players,” Harbaugh said. “I had a chance to talk to Bryant. I talk to Bryant, probably every day. I talk to most of our guys every day, so nothing’s really changed in that respect.”
With just five days left until the Ravens take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night to kickoff their 2012 season their offensive line is now fully intact. The Ravens didn’t announce if McKinnie will start against the Bengals, but it’s unlikely they would have kept him as a backup.