Baltimore dumps Bryant McKinnie on Miami

AP

The Dolphins have a load of problems on the offensive line.  Coincidentally, the Ravens have a load they were looking to unload.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the Ravens have shipped left tackle Bryant McKinnie to the Dolphins.

McKinnie has not played since the Ravens traded for Eugene Monroe.  On Sunday against the Steelers, McKinnie was inactive.

McKinnie, the seventh overall pick in the 2002 draft, has had an up-and-down career, with arguably more down than up.  He anchored the left side of the offensive line through the 2010 season, but he contributed to a major distraction with his role in the 2005 Love Boat fiasco (again, more down than up).  Three years later, he was arrested in Miami on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence.  The incident resulted in a four-game suspension.

But the Vikings kept him, until he showed up after the lockout reportedly north of four bills.  Minnesota promptly cut him, the Ravens signed him, and he did fairly well in 2011.  Last year, McKinnie was meh for much of the year, but he got it together in the postseason.

He became a free agent, later re-signed the team, but presumably fell out of favor after a party bus incident last month that resulted in receiver Jacoby Jones reportedly being gashed in the head by a giant champagne bottle wielded by a woman know as Sweet Pea.

It became obvious that McKinnie was out once the Ravens acquired Monroe.  The fact that the Ravens were able to actually trade him shows just how desperate the Dolphins, who have allowed 26 sacks in seven games, have become.

And now he goes to back to Miami, where he went to college and where his 2008 arrest occurred.  What could go wrong?

96 responses to “Baltimore dumps Bryant McKinnie on Miami

  1. I’d be happy if the Ravens even got a sack of used towels in return for McKinnie. I’d wish him happy trails, but he was not a good locker room influence on the team, and that’s being polite.

  2. Ugh. This guy is clueless. He can’t behave and being in Miami on a regular basis is just asking for trouble. He was great in college but his attitude and extremely poor work ethic are bad news for my phins. I would rather keep the guys as is instead of bringing in a stinking turd like this guy.

  3. Ya , but, didn’t he play very good in the Super Bowl for Baltimore ? I thought he did. I may be wrong. He’ll step it up for Miami. He likes it there. Maybe he didn’t like Harbow. The guy can get a little too overanalytical.

  4. This was a trade, right?

    How do you report a trade and not mention anything about what Baltimore got in return?

    A box of stale Cracker Jacks may have been too much for the Dolphins to pay, but didn’t they pay something?

  5. Miami seems like the perfect place for him. He needs a nice quiet little town, with little to no nightlife, so he’s not presented with temptation and the opportunity to get into trouble…

  6. Geez…

    I thought Bryant set a perfect example for those people interested in living the “Baltimore Lifestyle.”

    I guess Ray Lewis can have his job back.

  7. OMG- there’s no way this ends well. This is the kind of desperation that wrecks a season. I’m not even convinced he’s an upgrade which isn’t saying much.

  8. When the Vikings draft a player, they don’t “brainwash” them the same way Greg Jennings complains that the Packers do.

    The result? … a receiver gets gashed in the head by a giant champagne bottle wielded by a woman known as Sweet Pea.

    Don’t let your receivers get gashed in the head by a giant champagne bottle wielded by a woman known as Sweet Pea!

    NFL clubs … Brainwash your players into thinking they HAVE to be responsible citizens the way the Packers do.

    Don’t be like the Vikings and just say … ah, screw it! They wind up on a love boat, and other places where there are giant champagne bottles and women known as Sweet Pea ..

  9. Not a good look for Ireland. McKinnie either supplants Martin or Clabo, and Ireland hand picked both of those guys.

  10. But the Vikings kept him, until he showed up after the lockout reportedly north of four bills.
    ——————————————————–
    What does that sentence mean ???

  11. This is the same organization that cut Chad Johnson because of a domestic dispute with his wife and now they trade for this looser? I can just imagine how this is going to turn out. Joe Philbin are you listening?

  12. Life long Dolphin fan here, sorry to say I am not excited by the move. Wreaks of desperation at this point. Hope we did not give up more than a conditional 7th for him. On another note, looks like Matt Moore might have increased trade value now that Cutler and Bradford went down. Of course we will probably need him soon with the beating that Tannehill is taking.

  13. So can we assume everyone on earth except Stephen Ross realizes how pathetic this move makes his GM look???

  14. cospgsmadman says:
    Oct 21, 2013 3:07 PM
    But the Vikings kept him, until he showed up after the lockout reportedly north of four bills.
    ——————————————————–
    What does that sentence mean ???

    _________________________
    He showed up to training camp weighing more than 400 pounds.

  15. He couldn’t be worse than what the Dolphins have.
    We suffered it yesterday, and anything is better than some of them on that line. They are horrible.
    He will fit in well with Richie, and it’s not as if he doesn’t know Miami rather well. He’s probably happy to be home finally.

  16. arnoldziffel says:
    Oct 21, 2013 3:06 PM
    When the Vikings draft a player, they don’t “brainwash” them the same way Greg Jennings complains that the Packers do.

    The result? … a receiver gets gashed in the head by a giant champagne bottle wielded by a woman known as Sweet Pea.

    Don’t let your receivers get gashed in the head by a giant champagne bottle wielded by a woman known as Sweet Pea!

    NFL clubs … Brainwash your players into thinking they HAVE to be responsible citizens the way the Packers do.

    Don’t be like the Vikings and just say … ah, screw it! They wind up on a love boat, and other places where there are giant champagne bottles and women known as Sweet Pea ..
    ———————————————-

    Mark Chmura and Najeh Davenport are a couple players that can attest to the claim of responsible Green Bay players…. am I right?

  17. McKinnie has the talents to be an excellent left tackle but lacks the motivation and dicipline.

    If the Dolphins can get the best out of him, then they might have picked up a great addition on the cheap. If not, which is the more likely scenario, at least they didn’t trade for someone who will be out before he plays a single snap with a tricep injury.

  18. Tyson Clabo cost Miami the game watch the tape almost gets Tannehill killed and the next series lets up a another huge sack with a fumble say what you want but I’ll take McKinnie any day over Clabo

  19. He played a big role (no pun intended) in the Ravens’ Super Bowl run, and I’ll always be grateful for that. But it’s time for him to move on, and Miami seems like a good fit. Good luck with the Dolphins, Mount McKinnie!

  20. All the time I was thinking the guy was a turd because he was a Viking but now it comes to light, he can be a turd in any uniform. Cracking bouncers in the head with a pipe at 6 AM in front of a strip club, eating at the Y on the Loveboat, or having a stripper smack his teammate in the head with a champagne bottle, this guy will make a great locker room teammate.

  21. It could be argued that he has as much talent as any left tackle has ever had, but it sure seems that he tried to get by on that, and that alone. He will be back surrounded by his “homies” and my guess is he will either eat his way out of the league, or be arrested by the end of the season. He is a prime example of million dollar athlete and two cent head. Hell, he has earned tens of millions of dollars in his career, and didn’t he have to take out a high interest loan to get by when the players were locked out? Yikes! Have fun Fin fans, I am sure it will start out great, but be ready for the other shoe to drop.

  22. He’s always been a superb talent when he focuses and works hard. He’s done that for about 20% of his pro career.

    The NFL is not high school, where being bigger and stronger is enough to stand out. Everyone is big and strong in the NFL and unless your name is Tatum, Jackson, Faulk, or Thorpe, you have to work hard every day to be successful.

  23. Chmura got cut two years prior to his “raping” of a 17 year old girl and Davenport pooped in a box while in college. Check your facts before you say something stupid. You can rip the packers for some things but being a well run franchise is not one of them.

    There are reasons teams like the Vikings and dolphins don’t win.

  24. arnoldziffel says:Oct 21, 2013 3:06 PM

    When the Vikings draft a player, they don’t “brainwash” them the same way Greg Jennings complains that the Packers do.

    The result? … a receiver gets gashed in the head by a giant champagne bottle wielded by a woman known as Sweet Pea.

    Don’t let your receivers get gashed in the head by a giant champagne bottle wielded by a woman known as Sweet Pea!

    NFL clubs … Brainwash your players into thinking they HAVE to be responsible citizens the way the Packers do.

    Don’t be like the Vikings and just say … ah, screw it! They wind up on a love boat, and other places where there are giant champagne bottles and women known as Sweet Pea ..
    ______

    You know that he played for the Ravens during hte Sweet Pea incident, right?

  25. He certainly helped the Ravens post season run last year. At this point, the Ravens O-line — under Juan Castillo — is such a mess it’s impossible to really know how much was on McKinnie and how much was on Castillo. EVERYONE on the O-line took a big step backward since Harbaugh brought in his unemployed buddy from the Eagles. I like the ‘Fins, hope they can humble the Pats, and if McKinnie can help, that’d be great.

  26. Everyone is asking what they got in return. All it says is “conditional late round pick”. No details on the conditions in the conditional part. Probably has to do with where Miami selects and how McKinnie does if/when he plays.

  27. esotericmindguy says:
    Oct 21, 2013 3:41 PM
    Chmura got cut two years prior to his “raping” of a 17 year old girl and Davenport pooped in a box while in college. Check your facts before you say something stupid. You can rip the packers for some things but being a well run franchise is not one of them.

    There are reasons teams like the Vikings and dolphins don’t win.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Fair point. Care to explain (excuse) Jonathan Jolly?

  28. McKinnie has always used football merely as means to support his lifestyle. Dude has no passion when it comes to the game. If he had the same passion for football that he has for clubbing, strippers and the hip-hop scene, he arguably could’ve been one of the best tackles to ever play the game. Such a shame and waste of talent.

  29. esotericmindguy says:
    Oct 21, 2013 3:41 PM
    Chmura got cut two years prior to his “raping” of a 17 year old girl and Davenport pooped in a box while in college. Check your facts before you say something stupid. You can rip the packers for some things but being a well run franchise is not one of them.

    There are reasons teams like the Vikings and dolphins don’t win.

    ———————————

    So Chmura raped a girl after his Green Bay brainwashing? Shouldn’t that have been prevented by proper brainwashing?

    Should I mention Paul Hornung? or how about Johnny Jolly? Brett Favre and his vicodine addiction and later sending pictures of himself as a Jet (I bet he only did that as a Jet, not before… sarc)?
    Or how about how Packer fans moon the opposing team buses as they leave the stadium?

    I can go on… Class organization….

    I didn’t start throwing the stones. Your Packer backer friend did.

  30. sod61 says: Oct 21, 2013 3:16 PM

    Life long Dolphin fan here, sorry to say I am not excited by the move. Wreaks of desperation at this point. Hope we did not give up more than a conditional 7th for him. On another note, looks like Matt Moore might have increased trade value now that Cutler and Bradford went down. Of course we will probably need him soon with the beating that Tannehill is taking.
    ________________________________

    Well said. From what I read, we gave up a late round conditional pick. Any help we get for the O-lines is a good thing. Even this guy. He played well in the post season last year, but was a dud during the regular season. I see we give him a shot.

    Good point about Matt Moore, but who is going to give up a starting tackle (either side) for him at this point? I think I would rather see them give Nate Garner a shot. He has played well when he got opportunities.

  31. Man, trading up to get Dion Jordan is looking more brilliant by the second. Every logical analyst of the draft thought Miami traded up to get Lane Johnson but good ol’ Ireland pulls the trigger on a guy who has one sack and is, at best, a specialty player. Now you add a trouble maker to your locker room to go with your diva (Wallace)… If Ireland is still around following this season, the Dolphins will continue to flop.

  32. “with his role in the 2005 Love Boat fiasco (again, more down than up). ”

    HAHA that was actually pretty good Mike. Good on ya. You made a funny. Nice going.

  33. coachjohnharbaugh says: Oct 21, 2013 2:53 PM

    this guy is something the rest of you arent..

    #worldchampion

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    I’m sure this is what McKinnie tells himself so he can sleep at night. However, there are probably a lot of us that would have been able to accomplish much more than McKinnie if given the same size and talent.

    There are plenty of losers with Super Bowl rings so one ring doesn’t mean he hasn’t wasted his talent.

  34. Jeff Ireland is an idiot.

    Remember what a second round pick could have gotten you finfan?

    A top 10 LT, that’s what.

    LOL, dumpster fire just got hotter.

  35. Fantasy Football Consultant says:
    Oct 21, 2013 4:17 PM
    Bottom line is he’s an improvement over Clabo and could possibly play well. Clabo was a solid starter for years so I don’t see how the blame goes to Ireland. I would’ve chose him too
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I don’t think McKinnie can/will play RT which is what Clabo is playing. That means they would (likely) move Martin from LT to RT. That doesn’t really solve the problem and adds another year to developing the 2nd rounder. I think they would have been better off using Garner on the right side with Jerry (either position) and adjusting the play calls/protections based on the game circumstances.

  36. trashymenace says:Oct 21, 2013 3:24 PM

    arnoldziffel says:
    Oct 21, 2013 3:06 PM
    When the Vikings draft a player, they don’t “brainwash” them the same way Greg Jennings complains that the Packers do.

    The result? … a receiver gets gashed in the head by a giant champagne bottle wielded by a woman known as Sweet Pea.

    Don’t let your receivers get gashed in the head by a giant champagne bottle wielded by a woman known as Sweet Pea!

    NFL clubs … Brainwash your players into thinking they HAVE to be responsible citizens the way the Packers do.

    Don’t be like the Vikings and just say … ah, screw it! They wind up on a love boat, and other places where there are giant champagne bottles and women known as Sweet Pea ..
    ———————————————-

    Mark Chmura and Najeh Davenport are a couple players that can attest to the claim of responsible Green Bay players…. am I right?

    Najeh Davenport Took a crap in a closet. Who Hasn’t taken the occassional crap in a closet?

  37. I do rather have 11 rookies in the offense in Miami next year over what they have now. Release everyone and eat contracts for breakfast lunch and dinner. Wait until camp ends and pick up the left overs from 31 teams. Anything is better than the embarrassment they have now.

    This is what Steven Ross gets for being hard headed and not listening to a REAL football advisor and hanging on to Ireland who I believe is in Miami to sabotage that organization. That’s right, it’s a dumpsters fire in Miami and they just added more grease to it.

  38. LOL @ Cue the Billy Bajema signing comment. The last I heard, they’ve just been tying a 2 mile long bungee cord to him, then they shoot him out of a Cannon, then a couple days later he arrives back at One Winning Drive, still wearing the clothes he had on when he left.

    (But you can’t believe everything you read/hear on the internet.)

    Popular Billy Bajema nicknames:

    Yo-Yo
    Boomerang
    Bungee Cord Billy

  39. Anyone who keeps saying the Dolphins should’ve resigned Jake Long is ignorant. I watched every snap of the Dolphins last year, and the fact is that Long is no longer what he was. He was penalized for holding so many times because he had lost a step and was just not getting it done. Was he better than what we have now? Yes. Was he worth the gigantic contract he wanted? Absolutely not. Martin may not be the answer but neither was Long.

  40. Bryant McKinnie could not be worse than what we have, they are hopeless. That’s how we lost yesterday, thanks to Clabo.

  41. I can’t wait to hear what the Ravens got for him because it should have been nothing, also can’t wait to see how many more games he plays before retiring in south beach. My guess is 4.

  42. So the fans of the Packers who have cheese as a source of pride and necks of red think they are the second coming of the St. Louis Cardinals? How about the convicted felon currently on the roster? Jolly? Chmura? Paul Horning? Favre? I guess his “de programming went well, huh?

  43. Phin fans, tag you’re it now! I haven’t read through all the comments so I may be repeating what’s already been said but the bottom line is I think McKinnie is just plain lazy. He played through the Ravens playoff run and SB great but when he got his contract, he got complacent at LT and Flacco was constantly being sacked or running for his life. Maybe the change in scenery will be good for him but I’m seriously glad we have Eugene Monroe at LT now. The upgrade has been evident in our last 2 games.

  44. Obviously the Dolphins need a change to the OLine but anything is better than Clabo. McKinnie will “maybe” cost a 7th Rounder, will be signed for Minimum AND must pass a Physical first. Martin moves to the RT (which he played well for 12games last year) and McKinnie comes home with some pride and man’s up like he had for the Super Bowl run and the Phins go back to winning. At least that is what I keep telling myself. Nevermind…..

  45. IF miami had drafted Lane Johnson like some of these posters suggest and he was doing just about as bad as Tyson Clabo what would most of you be saying…”Oh, Ireland picks bad lineman, JLong and now Lane Johnson, fire Ireland immediately”. Most of you run after the one name your know the most. It is possible that the player was just completely outmatched by leaps and bounds. Truth be told, Clabo had no business being out on the edge with Super Mario 1-on-1!!!!!! Mario is among the best in the league at his position this year.

  46. So, would it be wrong now for the Dolphins to trade QB Matt Moore to the Rams for..ummm LT Jake Long?

    Phishead

  47. I think they were saying the same about Richie Incognito, perhaps he will have an influence on him, or perhaps being back in Miami may give him a last chance to prove that he can do the job. The problem is the OC, he has no clue with the modern NFL. The game has pass him by as it has with the Big Tuna, Bill

  48. He did get kicked off the pro bowl team when it was in Miami for basically not showing up to any team events.

    He has a ring , and he will always be a super bowl champ. Can’t take that away.

  49. They had simply had enough in Baltimore–Mr. Mckinnie had severely clogged up every toilet in the facility at one time or another. The costs were too much to bear #wholikeschili?

  50. richndc-you have once again outdone yourself sir…ringing up the brownie zingers like boomsha-boomsha!!!! Florio, when are you gonna put this guy on staff?!?!?!?

  51. Man, trading up to get Dion Jordan is looking more brilliant by the second. Every logical analyst of the draft thought Miami traded up to get Lane Johnson but good ol’ Ireland pulls the trigger on a guy who has one sack and is, at best, a specialty player. Now you add a trouble maker to your locker room to go with your diva (Wallace)… If Ireland is still around following this season, the Dolphins will continue to flop.

    At this point, it looks like he should have taken kiko

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