Benardrick McKinney admits he was ‘shocked’ to be traded to Miami Dolphins

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The Miami Dolphins acquired Benardrick McKinney from the Houston Texans in exchange for Shaq Lawson earlier this offseason.

The deal certainly helps boost Miami’s core at linebacker, but McKinney himself was surprised by the trade.

He also revealed that the Dolphins have yet to approach him about restructuring his contract going forward.

McKinney, 28, is a one-time Pro Bowler and has played the last six seasons in Houston.

However, McKinney only played in four games last season. He totaled 37 total tackles in those games.

Other than last season, McKinney has been durable in his career, as he has played in 14 or more games in five of his six NFL seasons.

The Dolphins have made some major changes to their defense with the acquisition of McKinney and the departures of Lawson and Kyle Van Noy.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.