Viking release Mckinnie for being over weight!

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    Viking release Mckinnie for being over weight!

    Vikings release McKinnie after he showed up to camp too heavySize is what helped Bryant McKinnie(notes) become a Pro Bowl offensive lineman for the Minnesota Vikings and the recipient of a 2006 contract extension that was close to $50 million. Size is what caused him to get cut by the team on Tuesday.

    McKinnie showed up to Vikings training camp weighing nearly 400 pounds, 65 pounds above last season's official playing weight. Judd Zugland of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that McKinnie's girth was the "www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/126640253.html">final straw" with the team. On Monday, the 31-year-old lineman was placed on the non-football injury list. The next day, he was gone.

    The Vikings will avoid McKinnie's $5.4 million cap number for 2011 as a result of the release.

    There's always a fine line in the NFL between acceptably heavy and too heavy. Guys on the line, like McKinnie, have to be big enough to open gaps for running backs and prevent the pass rush but athletic enough to stay on the field for a three-hour game and make it through training camp. Teams want their linemen bigger and bigger, up to a point. Once that tipping point is reached, they're done with you.

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    McKinnie's talent kept him in a Vikings uniform even through myriad off-field issues. He was suspended for four games in 2008 after his involvement in a Miami brawl and was instrumental in the team's embarrassing Love Boat incident. Last year, McKinnie was booted from the Pro Bowl team.

     
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    Re: Viking release Mckinnie for being over weight!

    I'm sure it's not just his weight but a huge host of issues including the love boat incident.

    I find it funny though that he hired a personal trainer and still couldn't keep his weight down. Talk about eating yourself out of the league
     
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    Re: Viking release Mckinnie for being over weight!

    Now there will be a dozen threads on why the Pats have to pick him up.  Oh wait, he's not a receiver or pass rusher so there won't be.
     
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    In Response to Re: Viking release Mckinnie for being over weight!:
    Now there will be a dozen threads on why the Pats have to pick him up.  Oh wait, he's not a receiver or pass rusher so there won't be.
    Posted by shenanigan

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       Sure there will be. Plenty of people here are going gaga over that piece of dog crap Haynesworth.Might as well. I mean,who cares how many dirtbags we get just as long as we win the Super Bowl. Right???
     
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