Bryant McKinnie really does play tennis

Let's all give Minnesota Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie credit for this much: He's finding ways to keep busy, and get in at least a light workout, during the lockout.

McKinnie traveled to Rwanda last month as part of a charity mission; he dug a well among other manual projects. More recently, as Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press points out, McKinnie has been playing tennis and taking lessons from longtime friend Venus Williams.

McKinnie has talked often in recent years about hitting balls with Williams, who like McKinnie lives in the Miami area. But I never quite believed him until seeing the video below.

Ever wonder what a 6-foot-8, 350-pound (or so) man looks like playing tennis? Check out the video, which was produced in cooperation with McKinnie's music production company. I know even less about tennis than I do about football, but I'm thinking McKinnie's wingspan gives him a pretty good chance to reach any ball.