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McKinnie Says He’s Open To Playing Right Tackle

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 01: Bryant McKinnie #78 of the Miami Dolphins in action against the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 1, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 01: Bryant McKinnie #78 of the Miami Dolphins in action against the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 1, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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DAVIE (CBSMiami) – Former Miami Dolphins left tackle Bryant McKinnie said Monday that he would switch to right tackle for the right opportunity to continue his career in the NFL.

McKinnie made the comment in an interview with WQAM (source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel) saying the transition to the right side of the line shouldn’t “be too hard.”

The massive McKinnie has spent his entire 12-year career in the NFL as a left tackle. He was the Dolphins’ starting left tackle last season after Jonathan Martin failed to lock down the position.

The former University of Miami star may still be in the Dolphins’ plans. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Fins haven’t “ruled out re-signing McKinnie.”

If nothing else, McKinnie would give the Dolphins’ line a solid backup at left tackle. But the potential for McKinnie at right tackle might appeal to the Dolphins.

Assuming McKinnie could make the switch and still play at a high level, he would give the Dolphins a pair of Pro Bowl tackles to go along with Mike Pouncey at center.

That would make general manager Dennis Hickey’s job a little bit easier heading into the 2014 NFL Draft.

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