Dolphins acquire D-lineman for late draft pick


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
We interrupt your college basketball trance to bring you a trade.

The Miami Dolphins on Friday acquired injury-prone defensive tackle Tony McDaniel from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a seventh-round draft pick, ESPN's John Clayton has reported.

It's uncertain which of the Dolphins' three seventh-round choices they've dealt. They had previously obtained seventh-round picks from the Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers.

McDaniel, listed at 6-foot-7 and 310 pounds, probably would be a better fit at defensive end in a 3-4 scheme. He's too lanky to fill the role of the run-stuffing nose tackle.

The Dolphins need to keep McDaniel healthy to get a return on the trade. He has been in the NFL for three seasons but already has missed 23 games with wrist, hip and knee injuries.

McDaniel made his only three career starts for the Jaguars last season. He recorded 22 tackles, a half sack and three quarterback pressures in 10 games, ending the season on injured reserve.