Report: Texans commerce Benardrick McKinney to Dolphins for Shaq Lawson


The Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins accomplished a commerce on Sunday and, no, it wasn’t Deshaun Watson for Tua Tagovailoa. 

In accordance with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Texans traded linebacker Benardrick McKinney to the Dolphins for LB Shaq Lawson. The commerce may even contain a swap of late-round picks, Schefter provides. 

McKinney has spent his complete six-year profession with the Texans. Houston chosen him within the second spherical of the 2015 draft. The 28-year-old appeared in 4 video games final season earlier than present process season-ending shoulder surgical procedure. He had 37 tackles and one deal with for a loss. 

McKinney has a cap hit price greater than $7 million in 2021 and will not grow to be a free agent till after the 2023 marketing campaign. 

Lawson performed only one season in Miami after spending 4 years with the Buffalo Payments. Buffalo chosen him nineteenth total in 2016. The 26-year-old appeared in 14 video games final season, recording one pressured fumble, one fumble restoration, 4 sacks, 32 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss and 18 quarterback hits. 

Lawson has an $8.5 million cap hit in 2021 and has a possible out after subsequent season. He’ll depend for $9 million towards the 2022 cap if he stays on Houston’s roster. 



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