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 Miami Dolphins, who’ve been dealing w o-line trouble, have traded with the Ravens for Bryant McKinnie according to Ravens sources
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 21, 2013
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.
Harbaugh says #Ravens would get a conditional late pick in return from Dolphins.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 21, 2013