Posted October 22, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Bryant McKinnie came out of his stance and lowered his shoulder into a practice squad player, causing a crisp thud to reverberate in the Miami Dolphins' practice bubble. ''That's right,'' offensive line coach Jim Turner hollered. ''Nice short first step.'' The Dolphins hope McKinnie's arrival Tuesday marks a big step in the right direction for a team reeling from pass-protection problems. They acquired the 12th-year pro Monday from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for a conditional late-round draft pick. ''He's a heck of a player,'' said tackle Jonathan Martin, whose role likely will be affected by the trade. ''Anytime you bring in a guy like that, it's going to make you better.'' McKinnie might not be ready for Sunday's game at New England, or even the Halloween game against Cincinnati. But barring sudden, dramatic improvement by right tackle Tyson Clabo, McKinnie is expected to move into th...
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