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Morning take: Bryant McKinnie edition

Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Wednesday from around the web:

  • Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post wonders if new offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie can start Sunday against the New England Patriots.

Morning take: It’s too early to say. However, I think Sunday would be too fast of a turnaround for McKinnie, who practiced for the first time Tuesday. He must learn an entirely new offense at an important position of left tackle.

  • Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald says there's no chance McKinnie plays anything other than left tackle.

Morning take: I agree. It’s the only position McKinnie, 34, knows and it wouldn't be wise for Miami’s coaches to experiment with him this late in his career.

  • Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel says Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland is trying to patch up earlier mistakes with the offensive line.

Morning take: Ireland thought Tyson Clabo had more in the tank and that Jonathan Martin could step up on the left side. That hasn’t worked out. Now, Ireland hopes an October trade for McKinnie can bail out Miami's offense.

Morning take: McKinnie is a Miami native, but the Dolphins hope he doesn’t get too comfortable. McKinnie has a reputation as a big party person off the field, and that doesn’t fit the description of a Dolphins player under head coach Joe Philbin.