The Miami Dolphins have acquired offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie from the Baltimore Ravens for an undisclosed draft choice, it was announced today. To make room on the roster for McKinnie, the team has waived linebacker
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with the Ravens for Bryant,” said Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland. “He is a proven and experienced player who will be a great addition to the offensive line.”
The 6-8, 352 pound McKinnie originally joined the Ravens as free agent during training camp on August 23, 2011 and then resigned with Baltimore on May 2, 2013. He was originally selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round (7th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. A former Pro Bowl performer (2009) and first alternate (2007), McKinnie has played in 169 career regular season games, with 152 starts.
McKinnie was a consensus All-American and Outland Trophy winner as a senior for the 2001 National Champion Miami Hurricanes. He played two seasons at Miami after transferring from Lackawanna (Scranton, PA). He did not allow a sack during his high school or college career and graduated Suma Cum Laude with a degree in psychology.
Born September 23, 1979, McKinnie played two seasons at Woodbury (NJ) High School, notching 56 tackles (24 solo), including 13 sacks, while playing defensive end as a senior in 1996. He also lettered twice in track and field, running the 400 meters and participating in the shot put & discus events.