McKinzy (pectoral) has a chance to earn a larger role after fellow outside linebacker Preston Smith left Washington to sign with Green Bay, Jake Kring-Schreifels of the Redskins' official website reports.
McKinzy went undrafted out of Auburn in 2016 and finally made his first regular-season NFL appearance Week 10 of 2018. He suffered a torn pectoral a couple weeks later, forcing him to injured reserve after he logged just one tackle in three games. McKinzy will need to battle for a roster spot once he completes the rehab process, but there is some opportunity to win a key reserve job behind projected starters Ryan Kerrigan and Ryan Anderson. The Redskins haven't done much to replace Smith, who signed a four-year, $52 million contract with the Packers in March.
McKinzy (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve, according to the NFL's transaction log.
McKinzy tore his pectoral in Thursday's game against the Cowboys and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season after being placed on injured reserve. The former Auburn product appeared in three games for the Redskins and made one tackle.
McKinzy suffered a torn pectoral in Thursday's game against the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The injury is a horrible setback for McKinzy, who left Thursday's game due to a shoulder injury, and ultimately returned to tear his pectoral. The Auburn product is most likely out for the season and will take on a long recovery process.
McKinzy (shoulder) has returned to Thursday's game against the Cowboys.
McKinzy briefly exited Thursday's game against the Cowboys during the first quarter, but did not remain sidelined for long. The undrafted rookie will slot back into his usual role as a depth linebacker and special-teams piece.
McKinzy is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Cowboys due to a shoulder injury.
McKinzy suffered a shoulder injury during the first quarter. If the undrafted rookie is unable to retake the field Thanksgiving Day, additional special teams snaps could be made available for Washington's depth players.
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