McKinney recorded 11 tackles (six solo) and a sack across 62 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Bills.
McKinney has a sack in back-to-back games and he now has 44 tackles on the season -- as Sunday marked his first double-digit tackle count of the season. McKinney played 100 percent of the defensive snaps once again, as the 25-year-old continues to see a heavy workload alongside fellow linebacker Zach Cunningham.
McKinney recorded eight tackles (six solo) and 0.5 sacks across 62 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.
McKinney played in 100 percent of the defensive snaps in the Texans' overtime win over the Cowboys on Sunday night. The 25-year-old has taken on a heavy workload this season and now has 33 tackles on the year.
McKinney signed a five-year, $50 million contract extension that includes $21 million guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Entering the final year of his rookie contract, McKinney is now under contract through the 2023 season. The age 25 linebacker has been a consistent player since entering the league, starting in all 32 games for the Texans over the past two seasons while totaling 224 tackles in the same span. He's a hallmark in the center of their defense and his contract indicates he'll continue to be for the next several years.
McKinney started the season strong with 17 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble across Weeks 1 and 2, but didn't log any other true impact performances. All in all it was a decent season for the 25-year-old, but a definite step down from his 129 tackle and five sack output in 2016. The 2015-second round pick will aim to recreate that production next season as he enters the final year of his rookie contract.
McKinney had seven tackles (five solo) and one sack against the Titans on Sunday.
The third-year pro hadn't posted a sack since Week 2, but his average of 6.2 tackles per game helps make up the difference. McKinney played all 54 defensive snaps Sunday, and since that is expected to keep up, he'll be due for more outings like Week 13.
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