Dolphins Trade For Bryant McKinnie

Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens tackle Bryant McKinnie (78) against the Denver Broncos during the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

 

According to NFL Insider Jay Glazer the Miami Dolphins have traded for Baltimore Ravens OT Bryant McKinnie. Two weeks ago, the Ravens traded from Eugene Monroe so it was clear that McKinnie was on the trading block. McKinnie is back in Miami–the tackle played for the Miami Hurricanes in college.

Glazer reported the trade on twitter:

 

The move comes as no surprise as the offensive line has struggled for the Dolphins all season and heavily contributed to yesterday’s disappointing division loss to the Buffalo Bills. Where McKinnie will go is still up in there. Will Miami put him on the right side to replace Tyson Clabo, who has been abysmal, or will he take the left side where Jonathan Martin has been struggling, and put Martin back on the right side where he spent the majority of last season?

This move clearly screams: win now because Jeff Ireland could be (should be) fighting for his job. At this time it is unclear what the Dolphins gave up for the tackle, but reports will continue streaming in all day.

Update:

Topics: Bryant Mckinnie, Jonathan Martin, Miami Dolphins, Tyson Clabo

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  • tpl

    Interested to hear what Miami gave up.

  • Doug Vaughan

    Desperate move for desperate times.

  • Chris

    Thank God. Tyson Clabo needs to go sit his ass down somewhere.

  • gofins60

    1. Why haven’t any of the other linemen been given a chance to start over Clabo?
    2. This should have been done sooner!
    3. Bringing anyone in is a big help.

    If they weren’t so stubborn, the o-line would have been upgraded earlier in the season, and they might be 5-1 or 4-2 instead of 3-3.

    • Chris

      1. Omar Kelly said that he’s heard from both coaches and players that none of the backup lineman have played better than Clabo…which is beyond depressing.
      2. Yes.
      3. I don’t know that bringing in ANYONE would be a BIG help.
      4. Earlier in the season, we were 3-0. Hindsight coaching is fun!
      -Go Fins

      • gofins60

        Hindsight coaching… I like that!

  • Jcartwright67

    Hey! Wouldn’t it be great if Sherman was included in the trade. Coaching, or lack of, is our biggest issue. I still have faith in Philbin, but Sherman is our biggest issue not the player personnel. We go as Tannehill goes! He’s had three sub par performances and as a direct result of our poor QB play, we are a 0.500 team. That won’t change with McKinnie folks. Better play selection and better performance from Tannehill….that’s the solution.