The Miami Dolphins have shaken up their offensive line today, following a reported trade for Baltimore Ravens tackle Bryant McKinnie. The Dolphins have struggled in pass protection all season, and will now look to improve on a performance that has the team on pace for 69 allowed sacks this season.
The report initially broke from Fox Sports' Jay Glazer:
The Miami Dolphins, who've been dealing w o-line trouble, have traded with the Ravens for Bryant McKinnie according to Ravens sources— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 21, 2013
No compensation has been announced for the Ravens.
The Dolphins had been considering McKinnie this offseason, when he was a free agent, but he ended up returning to the Ravens. However, Baltimore traded with the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this season for Eugene Monroe, making McKinnie expendable.
Miami lost Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills after starting right tackle Tyson Clabo gave up two sacks on the final two possessions by the Dolphins. The second sack included a fumble by quarterback Ryan Tannehill, which set up the Bills in field goal range. That field goal put the Bills up 23-21, which turned out to be the final score.
Miami plays the New England Patriots on Sunday.