Phins To Sign Steve McKinney

Add another big body to the Miami Dolphins offensive line.  The Dolphins, according to the following Houston report, are expected to sign the guard/center today.  Steve McKinney missed much of last year with a knee injury but provides the Phins a solid veteran body to replace the now departed Drew Mormino.  McKinney will likely play guard opposite Justin Smiley.

From John McClain of the Houston Chronicle:

Former Texans offensive lineman Steve McKinney plans to sign with Miami today and expects to start working out at the Dolphins’ facility Monday.

McKinney was injured much of last season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn knee ligament.

“It’s hard for me to leave Houston because this is my home, but I think Miami is a good opportunity for me,” McKinney said. “They’ve got a new group, a good organization, and I think they’re going to turn it around pretty quick.”

New Miami coach Tony Sparano is a former offensive line coach.

“They said they want to put their five best linemen on the field,” McKinney said. “I can play guard or center. They’ve got a lot of young linemen, and I think I can help because of my experience.”

McKinney was the first veteran free agent the Texans signed in 2002, and he played six years in Houston.

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