- Ravens HC John Harbaugh told reporters on Monday that they will receive a conditional late-round pick for McKinnie.
“Great to get a chance to play in front of a lot of fans I had since college & to join and help improve a team,” McKinnie told Ian Rapoport.
The Dolphins have been in need of a left tackle since Jake Long departed for the Rams during free agency. That was even more apparent against the Bills on Sunday, as Mario Williams had his way with the Dolphins offensive line.
Baltimore recently acquired Eugene Monroe from the Jaguars, which left McKinnie as a backup, so it makes plenty of sense for them to trade him for whatever they could get in return for a veteran left tackle who’s currently on their bench.
McKinnie, 34, signed a two-year deal worth $6.3 million with the Ravens back in May. He’s under contract through the 2014 and will make $2 million for that season. It’s worth noting that Miami should interest in McKinnie during the offseason, but lost out to the Ravens. Now they’re sending Baltimore draft compensation in return for him.
According to Pro Football Focus, McKinnie ranks No. 65 out of 73 qualifying tackles, so it’s hard to say what the Dolphins are getting with him.