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Bryant McKinnie visiting Dolphins

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Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland must have really big sleeves.

According to Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network, Ravens free agent tackle Bryant McKinnie is visiting the Dolphins today about their need for a left tackle.

Ireland said a Branden Albert trade was still a possibility, but indicated he had a Plan B, saying “I have some things up my sleeve that might work out.”

If they get the McKinnie who played so well in the postseason for the Ravens, they have a chance to improve. If they get the McKinnie who has battled weight and conditioning problems, not so much.

If nothing else, it’s a solid piece of leverage, if they’re trying to rekindle trade talks. But McKinnie’s more than solid when he’s motivated, which being stiff-armed by the Ravens ought to take care of.

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33 Responses to “Bryant McKinnie visiting Dolphins”
  1. realfootballfan says: Apr 29, 2013 12:21 PM

    He’s certainly a better option than Albert. Moving him into the starting lineup and Oherr back to the right side was one of the keys to the Ravens winning the Super Bowl.

  2. dolphindubs says: Apr 29, 2013 12:24 PM

    For the love of god! Sign Winston to a 3 yr/$9 deal, and lets roll with Martin as our left tackle which was the plan since we drafted him last year. Give the kid a chance!

  3. greglloydrules says: Apr 29, 2013 12:25 PM

    Where at a McDonalds? Maybe he hasn’t tried the ones in Miami yet.

  4. miamirulez23518 says: Apr 29, 2013 12:28 PM

    If he is dominant sign the man and let go get the afc east crown

  5. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Apr 29, 2013 12:30 PM

    Ireland is making the most of his hot seat.

  6. wfbbogota1975 says: Apr 29, 2013 12:31 PM

    Sheesh…I was waiting for this to happen…Finally. Let’s sign him for two years…

  7. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Apr 29, 2013 12:37 PM

    And this is right on cue considering that Armando Salguero tweeted an hour ago that Miami had no interest in McKinnie.

  8. finsfan4life1977 says: Apr 29, 2013 12:37 PM

    I wouldn’t mind McKinnie as a one year stop gap.

  9. 8drinkminimum says: Apr 29, 2013 12:44 PM

    If he signs with my Dolphins I want franchise rights to build a strip club at the training facility on the Nova campus.

  10. 27xplayoffs says: Apr 29, 2013 12:46 PM

    Seems like a good fit and living in a city like Miami would help to keep McKinnie out of trouble….

  11. 69finfan says: Apr 29, 2013 12:54 PM

    Make it happen Jeff, for the right price of course. Go Fins!

  12. foooolerm says: Apr 29, 2013 12:55 PM

    Sign Winston AND McKinney. Do it now and let them compete. Isn’t that what JI said- “competition at every spot” ?

  13. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 29, 2013 12:59 PM

    McKinnie and Miami have historically not been a good mix.

  14. jaredo10 says: Apr 29, 2013 1:01 PM

    Ireland has come along way. Love his aggressive and productive offseason

  15. Iknoweverything says: Apr 29, 2013 1:06 PM

    This is no leverage at all. John Dorsey and Andy reid are still laughing at Ireland, except their rolling on the floor laughing now.

    Ireland proved he was an inept simpleton when his trade plan for Albert backfired on him . The Chiefs not only called his bluff, but they shoved it up his backside.

    Now Ireland the clown actually thinks a McKinnie threat will move KC off their position??? This guy just doesn’t have a clue.
    It shows that the KC brass has waaay more intelligence than the Dolphins.
    Ireland should stick to overreaching for overrated, part-time, undersized players like Dion.

    BTW, McKinnie only looked good in the post season because he faced no real pass rushing threats. Fatboy is gonna get TanneGirl pancaked and then Dorsey and Reid will REALLY be laughing harder

  16. Deof Movestofca says: Apr 29, 2013 1:14 PM

    Depending on the contract, I’m all for it. He would come much cheaper than Albert and wouldn’t require a draft choice to obtain. Then they could look into a long-term solution at the spot next year either in the draft or FA.

  17. oriolesvsravens says: Apr 29, 2013 1:19 PM

    Too close to them skrippers!

  18. rr2000k says: Apr 29, 2013 1:20 PM

    McKinnie + South Beach = Disaster

  19. phinsfan66 says: Apr 29, 2013 1:29 PM

    Hahaha “Iknoweverything”… Yeah, the Chiefs really hoodwinked Miami:) The Dolphins didn’t give them a thing and that’s a plan that backfired? lol… The Chiefs now have to pay the $9.8 mil and pay Fischer… I find it hard to believe they are rolling on the floor laughing about that. They thought that 2nd round pick was in the bag but I guess not. Miami will move on, and who they end up signing might work out and it might not, but a 2nd for Albert certainly wasn’t worth it and Dorsey and Reid aren’t getting it. We will see what you eventually get for Albert. It won’t be a 2nd and it won’t be from Miami:)

  20. pleazenufalready says: Apr 29, 2013 1:31 PM

    Golden Corral….look out!

  21. hehateme2 says: Apr 29, 2013 1:36 PM

    Iknoweverything says: Apr 29, 2013 1:06 PM

    This is no leverage at all. blah, blah, blah

    dude, give it up already. the chefs are a hot mess and they will deal albert in due time. Ireland used them for leverage period.

    There was a reason they drafted #1. Don’t try to make it out that they have brains.

  22. Dan Ewen says: Apr 29, 2013 1:36 PM

    Easy to say “Give Martin the job!” if you aren’t the GM with his job on the line, or Ryan Tannehill’s spinal column.

  23. cjjones5656 says: Apr 29, 2013 1:38 PM

    Only on the internet can a 5’8″ 145lb guy living in his mom’s basement call a 6’8″ 360lb man “fatboy, golden corral, lard ass, etc” ……bet it wouldnt happen in real life…LOL

  24. inyofaceagain says: Apr 29, 2013 1:41 PM

    Bryant McKinnie is the man! Best LT in football!

    Oh wait, it’s not 2009 anymore? Nevermind then

  25. whatjusthapped says: Apr 29, 2013 1:44 PM

    If I were a bouncer at a strip club in the Miami area, I would start wearing a hockey helmet to work if McKinnie does sign with the Dolphins.

  26. phinfan says: Apr 29, 2013 1:48 PM

    Miamis heat will shed some fat off that blubber butt ;)

  27. yinzer7 says: Apr 29, 2013 1:52 PM

    Really? John Dorsey and Andy Reid are rolling on the floor laughing? Lets see how funny it is when they are writing checks paying Branden Albert $9.8M this year.

  28. scmems07 says: Apr 29, 2013 2:05 PM

    Iknoweverything is funny. Chiefs are laughing at Ireland while shedding a tear for writing that 10mil check for an above average LT. You know your a troll when you get on other teams posts and comment, yet never go on your own teams posts to comment. A fan of a 2 win team should never laugh at anyone by the way.

  29. ead1 says: Apr 29, 2013 2:21 PM

    The only reason Andy Reid is rolling on the floor is because he fell over and can’t get up…

  30. nook3000 says: Apr 29, 2013 2:21 PM

    So Dwight Freeney, Von Miller & Aldon Smith aren’t pass-rushing threats? I know McKinnie is lazy & unreliable but don’t discredit what he did in the playoffs last yr.

  31. Deof Movestofca says: Apr 29, 2013 2:27 PM

    I don’t have a problem with KC fans wanting a high-round pick for an above average LT like Albert. I will even grant the possibility that there might be a playoff-contending team who might be willing to part with a 1st rounder if they believe that doing so will help them accomplish that goal. What astounds me, though, is their insistence that Ireland should be the one to make their dreams magically come true.

  32. z06vision says: Apr 29, 2013 2:49 PM

    He is a mountain for any team. He is huge.

  33. finsuppatsdown says: Apr 29, 2013 4:21 PM

    @ Iknoweverything

    You are delusional if you think your front office is better than Miami’s. Keep talking crap when your team won two games last year. You had 3 or 4 times as many probowlers as you had wins. Yeah….. a great front office. LOL. Not to mention, I can’t remember the last time your pathetic team even beat the Dolphins. I have been to the last 3 or 4 Miami at KC games and Miami has won them all. Try actually beating us before you talk all that stuff. If you really think that your team won because the Dolphins DID NOT take your 9.8 million $ problem off your hands….. you might want to get your head checked.

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