Report: Miami Dolphins trade for former Vikings OT Bryant McKinnie
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Former Vikings offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie has been traded from the Ravens to the Dolphins, according to Jay Glazer.
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
As Glazer notes, the Dolphins offensive line has struggled this season. The unit has allowed 26 sacks, just two fewer than the Jaguars, the most-sacked team in the NFL. For reference, the Vikings have been sacked 14 times entering Monday night's game against the Giants.
The Vikings cut McKinnie in August of 2011 after he reported to training camp overweight and with high cholesterol. The former left tackle played 131 games in his nine seasons with the Vikings.
He started every game for the Ravens in 2011 and 2012 and started in five games this season for Baltimore. He had been supplanted by new Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe for each of the past two weeks.
NFL reporter Ian Rapoport wrote on Twitter that it will be a seventh round pick, confirming a Baltimore Sun report that the haul would be a conditional late round pick.
6th or 7th. Plus, won't pay his salary RT @jeffzrebiecsun: Harbaugh said Ravens will get conditional late pick in return for McKinnie— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 21, 2013