The Miami Dolphins need help along the offensive line. That is why they’ve traded for Ravens tackle Bryant McKinnie. The terms of the trade are still up in the air and we don’t know what kind of compensation the Ravens received for McKinnie.
“Great to get a chance to play in front of a lot of fans I had since college and to join and help improve a team,” McKinnie said, via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Best guess, lower round draft pick, a conditional draft pick. Just guesses. The Ravens haven’t been too fond of McKinnie. They traded for Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Eugene Monroe earlier in the season. McKinnie has been benched since week 5.
The Dolphins have been horrible at protecting quarterback Ryan Tannehill this season and are on pace to break the franchise record in sacks allowed. The Buffalo Bills were able to get the ball back from the Dolphins with a sack-fumble from Mario Williams. That allowed them to kick the game winning field goal.
So far in 2013, Tannehill has been sacked 26 times. He was sacked a total of 35 times in all of 2012.
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
Bryant McKinnie texts me that he’s been dealt to Dolphins. @JayGlazer first reported it.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 21, 2013