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58 Cassanova McKinzy LB

Washington Redskins

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May 29, 2019 06:08 PM
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Not practicing in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinzy (pectoral) hasn't been a full participant in OTAs, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

McKinzy is bouncing back from a severe pectoral injury that landed him on injured reserve in Week 12 of last season. The timing couldn't have been much worse for the 2016 undrafted free agent, who finally made his NFL regular-season debut three weeks prior to the setback. That McKinzy is still in recovery mode isn't necessarily a surprise, but the sooner he can return to field, the better his chances will be of carving out a role at outside linebacker in advance of the 2019 campaign.

April 11, 2019 12:44 PM
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Could take on larger role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinzy (pectoral) has a chance to earn a larger role on defense in 2019 after fellow outside linebacker Preston Smith left Washington to sign with Green Bay earlier in the offseason, 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 in Week 10 last season. 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.

November 27, 2018 08:40 PM
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 24, 2018 09:04 PM
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Suffers serious injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 undergo a long recovery process.

November 23, 2018 11:48 AM
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Back on the field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 22, 2018 05:00 PM
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Questionable to return Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 10, 2018 02:32 PM
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinzy was promoted to the Redskins' active roster from the practice squad Friday.

McKinzy was promoted to the active roster for depth purposes before the Redskins' Week 9 matchup with the Falcons but didn't see the field. McKinzy was subsequently waived and placed back on the practice squad. In a corresponding move, the Redskins waived offensive lineman Casey Dunn.

October 30, 2018 09:04 PM
Cassanova McKinzy: Released Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinzy was released by the Redskins on Tuesday, Craig Hoffman of 1067 The Fan reports.

McKinzy was promoted to the active roster just a day earlier, but the Redskins were forced to clear a roster spot for newly acquired HaHa Clinton-Dix. Per the report, Washington plans to re-sign McKinzy to their practice squad, though the linebacker will need to clear waivers first.

October 29, 2018 07:04 PM
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Promoted from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Redskins signed McKinzy to their active roster Monday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

McKinzy's spot on the active roster following the placement of Troy Apke (hamstring) on injured reserve. The undrafted rookie appears on track to make his NFL debut against the Falcons on Sunday, and is expected to take the majority of his snaps on special teams.

August 7, 2018 01:00 AM
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Lands in Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinzy signed with the Redskins on Monday.

McKinzy fills the roster spot created by the Redskins' release of fellow linebacker Alex McCalister. Mcinzy entered the NFL as a rookie free agent in 2016 with the Buccaneers, where hamstring injuries derailed his chances of sticking with the team. The former Auburn standout now receives a second chance at an NFL debut in Washington and will work towards a depth role.

August 22, 2016 04:21 PM
Buccaneers' Cassanova McKinzy: Waived by Buccaneers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinzy was waived by the Buccaneers on Monday, the team's official site reports.

Despite a strong first impression, McKinzy's hamstring issues seem to have suffocated his roster chance. The rookie's inability to perform at the same high level that he had prior to his hamstring setback is what likely prompted this move.

August 15, 2016 11:26 PM
Buccaneers' Cassanova McKinzy: Back at practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinzy (hamstring) was back at practice on Monday after a two-week absence, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The rookie had opened some eyes in the first couple of days of practice, but the hamstring injury put an abrupt end to his early success. McKinzy will try to make up ground going forward and should still have plenty of time to try and secure a roster spot during the remainder of preseason.

August 6, 2016 12:44 PM
Buccaneers' Cassanova McKinzy: Continues sidelined Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinzy (hamstring) has yet to return to practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The undrafted rookie has been sidelined for the last three days with his injury, and his timetable for return is presently unknown. McKinzy has turned some heads in his first few practices with some hard hitting on a number of players.

August 4, 2016 02:10 PM
Buccaneers' Cassanova McKinzy: Out nursing strained hamstring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinzy (hamstring) is dealing with a strained hamstring but could be set to return later in the week, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

This injury could not have come at a worse time for the rookie out of Auburn. According to Auman, McKinzy had a standout practice Saturday and was beginning to garner a fair amount of attention. McKinzy, who went undrafted this past April, will now have to prove not only his worth, but also his health when he steps back onto the field.

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2016 000.000000.0000
2017Los Angeles Rams000.000000.0000
2018Washington Redskins311.000000.0000

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