Tackle McKinnie acquired by Dolphins from Ravens

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“It’s a good move for us, good move for Bryant,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.

“He is a proven and experienced player who will be a great addition to the offensive line,” Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said in a statement.

To make room on the roster for McKinnie, Miami waived linebacker Josh Kaddu.

McKinnie played for the Vikings in 2002-10 and made the Pro Bowl in 2009. Last season, he came off the bench for the Ravens during the regular season, then was a key figure in their run to the Super Bowl title.

But he missed the first day of training camp this summer for being overweight and struggled thereafter.

The trade means a homecoming of sorts for McKinnie, who won the Outland Trophy with the 2001 national champion Miami Hurricanes. Vernon also played for the Hurricanes, but said he didn’t remember McKinnie as a collegian.

“Nah,” Vernon said. “That was when I was a little kid, man.”

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AP Sports Writer David Ginsburg in Baltimore contributed to this report.

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