The Miami Dolphins’ search for an offensive tackle led them to have workouts Wednesday for three players – Kansas City right tackle Eric Winston, Indianapolis right tackle Winston Justice and Atlanta right tackle Tyler Clabo. That follows a workout by Baltimore left tackle Bryant McKinnie on Monday.

The Dolphins’ search for an offensive tackle seems thorough. We’ll soon find out whether it becomes desperate.

To a certain extent this search was to be expected when the Dolphins didn’t select an offensive tackle high in the draft, so it’s not a surprise.

You knew the Dolphins couldn’t fix all of their issues in one off-season and offensive tackle is the most glaring hole remaining so they’re trying to address it.

But here’s the thing: Allowing left tackle Jake Long to depart via free agency wasn’t a mistake, but not finding a decent replacement would be a grievous error.

Whether the Dolphins eventually sign Winston, Justice, Clabo or McKinnie remains to be seen. None seems to have physical limitations, but no one knows about their workouts or salary demands for any of the players.

Winston, the former University of Miami standout, could be a good acquisition. He started all 16 games for Kansas City last season but became expendable after they signed Long and drafted Eric Fisher with the No. 1 pick.

Clabo could also be a good acquisition. He started all 16 games for Atlanta last season. The Falcons reportedly saved $4.5 million by releasing Clabo. Dallas is also reportedly interested in him, too.

Justice started 12 games last season with Indianapolis before a biceps injury ended his season. He was due to earn $3.2 million in 2012 and $3.75 million in 2013 but had his contract reduced to one year for $1.5 million last season.

McKinnie, who played at UM, started all four playoff games for Baltimore but none in the regular season. He’s had various issues in the last few years including weight and conditioning problems. McKinnie, who also took a physical for the Dolphins, told The Baltimore Sun his workout with the Dolphins “went pretty good.” McKinnie visited with San Diego on Wednesday.