Dolphins whiff on LT Bryant McKinnie

May, 2, 2013
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The Miami Dolphins' search for a starting offensive tackle continues. Free-agent left tackle and former University of Miami star Bryant McKinnie agreed to a two-year contract with the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, the team announced.

McKinnie reportedly received significant interest from the Dolphins, Ravens and San Diego Chargers in free agency. But McKinnie opted to return to Baltimore, where he spent the past two seasons and won a Super Bowl.

The Dolphins have not filled their left tackle position since four-time Pro Bowler Jake Long signed with the St. Louis Rams in free agency. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill is entering his second season, and pass blocking will be key to his development.

With McKinnie gone, Miami’s free-agent options continue to dwindle. The Dolphins also recently met with veteran free-agent tackles Eric Winston, Winston Justice and Tyson Clabo this offseason.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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