Ravens Trade Bryant McKinnie to Miami DolphinsPosted on October 21, 2013 by Ethan Felderstein
The Baltimore Ravens have traded offensive tackle BRYANT MCKINNIE to the Miami Dolphins this afternoon, as originally reported by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. The offensive lineman has been inactive after the Ravens acquired Eugene Monroe from the Jacksonville Jaguars and he replaced McKinnie as the starter.
McKinnie's 2013 season was rough as he battled inconsistent play and a report by TMZ saying that he was involved in a "party bus" incident which involved wide receiver Jacoby Jones being injured by a stripper. He also struggled with injury throughout the year with complaints of knee pain. Coach John Harbaugh told the media that he had it drained last week.
The trade to send McKinnie to Miami has not been completed, but Harbaugh told the media that it is "in the process." He expects that the Ravens will receive a late round conditional pick in exchange. With McKinnie gone, it is expected that rookie offensive lineman Ricky Wagner will assume the position as backup offensive tackle.
McKinnie saw limited play during the 2012 season, but his incredibly productive play during the playoffs helped earn the Ravens and himself a Super Bowl ring. He became a free agent after the Ravens' championship season, but he re-signed with the team to the tune of a two-year contract worth $7 million.