Bryant McKinnie was at the Vikings first training camp practice yesterday but was off to the side working by himself.

The Vikings placed McKinnie on the non-football injury (NFI) list and he was not allowed to practice.  This move makes it a little more obvious why the Vikings were interested in Jermon Bushrod, and why they have recently taken Peyton Manning’s safety blanket, Charlie Johnson, and added him to the roster.  The Vikings are clearly worried about whether or not McKinnie will be able to play when the season starts.  It appears that McKinnie is a bit overweight, and while he nor Head Coach Leslie Frazier would comment on it, it can be assumed his weight is why he isn’t playing.

McKinnie have to forfeit his $500,000 roster bonus as well as his $250,000 work out bonus.  The Vikings seem to have made a safer move with Johnson.  If McKinnie is availbe Johnson is capable of filling in for Anthony Herrera who is on the Physical unable to perform (PUP) list as he recover from his torn ACL last season.  Herrera was also at practice, not practing with the team.

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