The Dolphins are sure doing their due diligence before they acquire an offensive tackle. A day after meeting with free-agent left tackle Bryant McKinnie, the Dolphins will reportedly summon former-Falcon Tyson Clabo to team headquarters in Davie.
Clabo, 31, hasn’t missed a game in five seasons and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2010. But, at nearly 330 pounds, he isn’t an ideal fit for a zone-blocking scheme.
Protecting Tannehill is the number one priority right now, though, not necessarily living and dying by a particular scheme. And the Dolphins obviously feel that they currently lack the personnel to successfully do that.
Clabo is the third tackle the Dolphins have shown interest in the past few days. The Dolphins will likely decide between Bryant McKinnie, Eric Winston, and now Tyson Clabo to fill their void at the position.
Winston and Clabo are both right tackles, while McKinnie would protect Tannehill’s blindside. If the Dolphins are comfortable moving forward with Jonathan Martin starting at left tackle, then you have to think they will decide between Winston and Clabo. Likely settling for the player they can sign for the right price.
But if Miami is seriously doubting Martin’s ability to play the most important position on the line, then they may not have a choice but to sign Bryant McKinnie.