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Atlanta Falcons

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Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) will play in Sunday's preseason game against the Steelers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

McKinley has slowly increased his practice reps and is apparently ready to go for the Falcons' second preseason game Sunday. The Falcons' 2017 first-round pick is expected to shore up their defensive front, and could possibly push for a starting role.

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Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Closing in on return to game action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) is nearing a full return and could make his preseason debut Sunday at Pittsburgh, Vaughn McClure of reports.

McKinley has witnessed a steady increase in practice reps as he works to get back to full health. The Falcons' rookie is expected to bring in much needed help on the Atlanta defensive front in his first NFL season. While it's not necessarily a guarantee he'll play in Pittsburgh, it's a good sign to his progression gaining steam.

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Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Nearing return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) did not take the field during Thursday's loss to the Dolphins, but could see the field in the team's next game,D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

McKinley, the Falcons' 2017 first-round pick, has been limited during training camp thus far. He was originally expected to be unavailable all together, so his potential work in the team's next exhibition contest seems positive going forward. The UCLA product projects to battle for a starting spot at outside linebacker when he returns to full health.

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Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Limited to start training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) will be a limited participant to start training camp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

McKinley was originally expected to completely sit out the early portions of training camp, but the Falcons' 2017 first-rounder will be available to participate on a limited basis. Upon his return to full health, McKinley will be in a battle for a starting spot at outside linebacker across from Vic Beasley.

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Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Set to miss start of training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) is scheduled to sit out the early portions of training camp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Consitution reports.

McKinley, who underwent shoulder surgery in early March, is not quite ready to make his debut in practice with the Falcons after being picked 26th overall in this year's draft. He's still on pace to be available for Week 1 of the regular season, but his chances of starting at outside linebacker right away could take a hit if the shoulder recovery keeps him sidelined until the latter stages of camp. In the meantime, Duke Riley, Josh Keyes and De'Vondre Campbell may see additional reps during McKinley's absence from practice.

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