Ravens free agent left tackle Bryant McKinnie visited with the Dolphins this week, but they didn’t seem to be in a hurry. Another team might be.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Chargers have made an offer to McKinnie, and negotiations on a contract are “ongoing.”
“It’s nice out here, nothing final yet,” McKinnie said.
The Dolphins seem to be willing to bide their time on tackles, indicating a willingness to play Jonathan Martin on the left if they can’t get a Branden Albert deal done.
The Chargers don’t have a similar fallback plan, as they’re faced with the prospect of King Dunlap protecting Philip Rivers’ blind side, after drafting right tackle D.J. Fluker. They can only hope it goes better than the Jared Gaither experiment, the last time they brought in a former Baltimore tackle.
Either way, it seems like the market for McKinnie is picking up, since most of the rest of the guys out there at the moment aren’t really suited to playing on the left.