OWINGS MILLS - A little less than three weeks after trading for Eugene Monroe to replace Bryant McKinnie at left tackle, the Ravens traded McKinnie to the Miami Dolphins on Monday.
Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens will receive a conditional late-round pick in exchange for McKinnie.
"It's a good move for us, and I think it's a good move for Bryant," Harbaugh said. "I'm happy for Bryant. I think it's a good opportunity for him. ... It's an opportunity for Bryant to get out there and play."
McKinnie started every game for Baltimore at left tackle in 2011 and his play was key in Baltimore winning the Super Bowl last season, but he dealt with weight issues this summer for the second summer in a row, struggled during the first five games of the season and has been inactive the last two games.
But McKinnie may start for Miami. Left Jonathan Martin and right tackle Tyson Clabo have both struggled for the Dolphins this season, especially Clabo, and Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been sacked 26 times in six games. Only the Raiders have allowed more sacks among teams that have played just six games.
As for the Ravens, Monroe has started the last two games at left tackle with rookie Ricky Wagner serving as his backup. Wagner will continue to serve as the backup with McKinnie now gone.