This I know is a fact. If you have been following the Twitter universe you will know what I am talking about. According to Bryant McKinnie himself on WQAM sports radio, he is willing to play the right tackle position.
This should be the flag that Dennis Hickey needs to see. Re-signing McKinnie makes a ton of sense. First he will be cheaper than what the Dolphins would have paid at the outset of free agency. Secondly, he showed last year that he could still play the game and finally, the Dolphins really need a right tackle. The fact that McKinnie was a solid locker room player should be considered a bonus.
Signing McKinnie would give the Dolphins flexibility. They could draft a RT in May and allow that player to compete for the starting job. It would be a legit competition and should bring out the best in McKinnie. The fact that Miami could have a veteran who already knows the schemes and philosophies on offense doesn’t hurt either. The RT position is vacant right now and the Dolphins should not be banking on the draft to solve that situation entirely. There are other veterans available but McKinnie might be a good choice to fill that void as a stopgap veteran.