- Wilson adds that McKinnie would be asked to play right tackle for them next year.
- According to Wilson, McKinnie may have to wait until after the draft to sign with team.
This news coincides with a report from Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel from a little over a week ago that also mentioned the Dolphins have “not ruled out” McKinnie being back next year.
McKinnie said he would be open to moving to right tackle next year, which happens to be a position of need for the Dolphins.
“It shouldn’t be too hard,” said McKinnie during in an interview with WQAM, via the Sun Sentinel. “I have done it in practice a few times. It shouldn’t be too much of a transition.”
McKinnie, 34, had a tough year in 2013 allowing eight sacks while rating considerably low in both run and pass-blocking last year, according to Pro Football Focus. He was rated as the No. 65 tackle in the league out of 75 qualifying players.
Even though McKinnie struggled last year, there is a chance he could find interest from a few based on the limited depth at the position.
“I’ll definitely compete and as long as its a fair [competition] I feel like I’ll win,” McKinnie said of remaining an NFL starter. “If there’s no favoritism, I think I can win.”