Dec 20, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Shaq Lawson (90) lies on the ground after a play against the New England Patriots during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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Report: Texans send LB to Dolphins for Shaq Lawson

The Houston Texans agreed to send Benardrick McKinney to the Miami Dolphins for Shaq Lawson in a swap of defensive players, multiple outlets reported Sunday.

The Dolphins will send their 2021 sixth-round pick to Houston in exchange for the Texans’ 2021 seventh-round pick, ESPN reported.

McKinney, a 28-year-old linebacker, played just four games last season due to injuries and finished with 37 tackles. His five-year, $50 million deal runs through 2023. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2016.

Lawson, 26, had 32 tackles — four for loss — in 14 games (seven starts) last season, his first in Miami. Lawson has two years remaining on a three-year, $30 million deal he signed with the Dolphins last March.

He could line up at both outside linebacker and defensive end in defensive coordinator Lovie Smith’s scheme with the Texans.

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