Bryant McKinnie is not as concerned about his weight as some are.

Since Day 1 of training camp McKinnie’s weight has been a topic of conversation. Coach John Harbaugh was not happy that McKinnie reported above his target weight of 346 pounds. So Harbaugh did not allow McKinnie to practice for one day. The next day McKinnie was weakened from doing cardiovascular work and could not finish practice.

Now that McKinnie is practicing consistently he appears on track to be the starting left tackle. He disputes the notion that he has to weigh 346 pounds or less to be effective.

“I haven't been there (346) since 2002 but I'm getting close” McKinnie said following Sunday’s practice at Navy. "It's just something we agreed on so it's something to try to get to. It's not going to affect my play.