Starting left tackles have been making big money in free agency in the last week, but Bryant McKinnie hasn’t found a job yet. He’s hoping that will change.
McKinnie, who ended the 2013 season as the Dolphins’ starting left tackle, said on WQAM that he would just like to find a team willing to give him a chance to show during the offseason that he deserves a spot on the roster.
“I’ll definitely compete and as long as its fair I feel like I’ll win,” McKinnie said, via the Sun Sentinel. “If there’s no favoritism, just let us compete, I think I can win.”
McKinnie said he would be willing to move to right tackle, and he doesn’t see himself having any trouble sliding to the right side.
“It shouldn’t be too hard,” McKinnie said. “I have done it in practice a few times. It shouldn’t be too much of a transition.”
The question, however, is whether any team thinks the 34-year-old McKinnie has much of anything left. Teams were willing to overlook McKinnie’s questionable work ethic when he was a Pro Bowler, but now that he’s on the down side of his career, that may no longer be the case. It might be hard for McKinnie just to find a team willing to let him compete.