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Bryant McKinnie would like another season in Miami

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Tackle Bryant McKinnie’s 2013 season was something of a whirlwind.

He was traded by the Ravens to the Dolphins, but not before his birthday party played host to an incident involving a stripper named Sweet Pea and a champagne bottle to the side of wide receiver Jacoby Jones‘ head. Once McKinnie got to the Dolphins, he was bothered by a knee injury and saw their struggling offensive line lose both guard Richie Incognito and tackle Jonathan Martin in the wake of Martin’s harassment allegations against his teammate.

McKinnie said he felt more comfortable playing alongside Incognito on the left side of the line because of how little time he had to learn the Dolphins’ scheme, but added he felt better closer to the end of the season. McKinnie is set to become a free agent, but he’d like to return for a full season in Miami in 2014.

“Hopefully I return back with the Dolphins,” McKinnie said, via the team’s website. “You know you have four out of the five [offensive lineman] whose contracts are up. I’ve been in the healing process and everything and I’m feeling better, working out and stuff like that. We have a new general manager so that’s good, and we’ll just see how things go. I plan on playing for a couple more years and it would be great to just finish my career there where I already have a home.”

McKinnie turns 35 early next season and there’s definitely room to upgrade, although it might be hard to do while also addressing the other needs on the offensive line. That would put McKinnie in play for another year in Miami and allow him to possibly end his caereer in the same town he called home in college.

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19 Responses to “Bryant McKinnie would like another season in Miami”
  1. tdubdizzle says: Feb 4, 2014 2:57 PM

    Come to Oakland

  2. tdubdizzle says: Feb 4, 2014 2:57 PM

    It’s urgent

  3. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Feb 4, 2014 2:58 PM

    McKinnie would like another season in Miami, but he would LOVE another donut.

  4. mickton says: Feb 4, 2014 3:01 PM

    all for that considering bryant gets & stays in shape,doesn’t party with strippers.

  5. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Feb 4, 2014 3:04 PM

    One year contract with low base and bunch of incentives.

  6. mataug says: Feb 4, 2014 3:05 PM

    Does anybody think that Big Mac can lose weight like Faneca did ?

  7. pickleman77 says: Feb 4, 2014 3:08 PM

    He would also like another double decker grilled cheese and bacon sandwich.

  8. russellwilsonismymvp says: Feb 4, 2014 3:08 PM

    Miami needs to keep Incognito. He’s done everything in his power to accomodate the fins during all the Martin drama. McKinnie should be offered the vet minimum. There’s plenty of young O-linemen in the draft who’d love to play in Miami unlike JM. I feel bad for the fins. They got made the posterchildren for bullying and it was all a bunch of bs. Here’s hoping they can rebound from it through free agency and the draft. Martin should go play for the Vikings…he soft and whiny just like most of their fanbase.

  9. siggtacular says: Feb 4, 2014 3:10 PM

    McKinnie was bad in 2013 for my Ravens, but was decent for the dolphins. Sign him on a one-year deal.

  10. deflateddome says: Feb 4, 2014 3:13 PM

    The guy will be broke by 2016……

  11. thetannchise says: Feb 4, 2014 3:29 PM

    That line was a disaster in several different ways. Up until they traded for McKinnie it was the signle must pitiful unit of any offense in the league. McKinnie was serviceable and for whatever reason the unit, minus the martin dilemma, seemed to improve after the dolphins acquired him. The phins should certainly consider bringing him back next year, but they also better realize that he is a very temporary fix.

  12. sbchampsagain says: Feb 4, 2014 3:36 PM

    Headline should read:

    McKinnie would like fries with that, and another season in Miami

  13. deltaoracle says: Feb 4, 2014 3:40 PM

    “Plus sized” people shouldn’t dress in all white.

  14. schmitty2 says: Feb 4, 2014 3:53 PM

    Say what you want about McKinnie but there is no chance I would want to meet him in a dark alley.

  15. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Feb 4, 2014 3:55 PM

    He is a serviceable player, they should resign him to compete on the line and draft a younger guy as well.

  16. dobberdubinsky says: Feb 4, 2014 4:29 PM

    Miami has a great night life, makes sense he wants to return.

  17. 23rdusernameused says: Feb 4, 2014 4:39 PM

    plus 3 or 7 pizza’s, the works!

  18. phinland says: Feb 4, 2014 5:30 PM

    McKinnie was decent enough for us last year, I’m all for bringing him back as long as it isn’t too far above the veteran minimum. Give him a contract heavily laden with incentives, keeping his weight below 400lbs in particular!

  19. dubblelznhell says: Feb 4, 2014 7:02 PM

    The only parts of the body that this guy works out are the mandibles….

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