McKinnie says he is in better shape

Tackle says conditioning way ahead of last year. Terry McCormick

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Bryant McKinnie's conditioning has almost always been an issue for the massive left tackle.

But now, as the Baltimore Ravens go through mini-camps, McKinnie has been able to do much more than last year when he was held out of much of the off-season work due to weight issues.

I feel like I’m in pretty good shape and I’m doing a lot better,” McKinnie told the Ravens website. “I’m far ahead than I have been the past two years.”

McKinnie said he has been in attendance at more than 85 percent of the Ravens’ voluntary offseason work, something that has helped him get into better shape. He is about 10 pounds lighter than at this point last season.

Even Coach Jim Harbaugh has taken notice of the difference.

“Bryant did a really good job,” Harbaugh said. “He moved really well in this camp, as well as he moved at the end of the year last year when he started practicing so well and playing so well. He looks healthy and he will continue to work on his conditioning. That’s always for all of us, that’s always a year-round, life-round proposition. He seems to be very committed. Love the way he’s playing and his effort.”

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