Dolphins acquire OT Bryant McKinnie from Ravens
OCT 21, 2013 3:06p ET
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But anyone thinking McKinnie's presence automatically solves the Dolphins' line issues should know this: he's rated the 65th best offensive tackle, just one spot ahead of Clabo, by ProFootballFocus.com.
Plus, there's a reason Baltimore traded for Jacksonville's Eugene Monroe on Oct. 3 to replace McKinnie, who especially has struggled with run blocking.
The Dolphins, losers of three straight, have allowed 26 sacks (third-most in the NFL) and are ranked 25th in rushing (78.0 ypg.).
"Turnovers, sacks, that's stuff that we can eliminate, that's stuff that we can control," right guard Richie Incognito said after Sunday's loss. "That's the most frustrating part, when you lose a game like that, that's a tight ball game and you have so many mistakes and you're still in it and then you have a mistake to end it."
Miami will play at division foe New England on Sunday.
Head coach Joe Philbin likes to say the team puts a premium on high-character guys. McKinnie, however, has battled weight and off-field issues in his career.
It's another move that shows, in the NFL it's all about results.
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