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98 Takkarist McKinley DE

Atlanta Falcons

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April 29, 2020 01:20 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Fifth-year option declined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) confirmed Wednesday via his personal Twitter account that the Falcons declined his fifth-year team option for 2021.

The fifth-year option was projected to be worth around $10.1 million, and the Falcons weren't willing to pay that price for a defensive end who has been a solid, but unspectacular contributor during his first three seasons in the NFL. After tallying a career-high seven sacks in 2018, the Falcons were hopeful McKinley would take another leap in 2019, but he turned in exactly half of that sack total from the year before. McKinley will become an unrestricted free agent following the 2020 season.

April 20, 2020 11:48 AM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Progressing from shoulder surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Dan Quinn expects McKinley (shoulder) to make a full recovery from January surgery before the start of the 2020 season, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

McKinley was placed on injured reserve in mid-December, missing the final two games of his third pro season and finishing the year with a career-low 3.5 sacks. He did have seven tackles for loss and 13 QB hits, but it was nonetheless disappointing production from the 26th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The 24-year-old pass rusher should have a starting job in 2020, bookending prized offseason acquisition Dante Fowler.

January 15, 2020 03:48 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Undergoes shoulder surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley underwent successful surgery Tuesday on his left shoulder, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

This is McKinley's second shoulder surgery; he had a procedure in the spring of 2017 before being drafted in the first round by the Falcons that year. The 24-year-old defensive end posted a career-high 29 tackles to go with 3.5 sacks over 14 games in 2019. McKinley is expected to be back to full strength for training camp, but it's unclear if he'll miss any of the offseason program.

December 18, 2019 02:04 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: May need surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Dan Quinn said McKinley may need shoulder surgery, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

McKinley was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, so he's done for the season. However, if he indeed needs surgery, Quinn relayed that McKinley's offseason program will be affected. The details for his recovery should be more clear if McKinley goes under the knife. The UCLA product will be under contract in 2020 and the team has a 2021 option as well.

December 17, 2019 04:52 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

The move was expected after the team had already announced McKinley would miss the final two games of the season. Austin Larkin was added to the active roster to replace the UCLA product.

December 16, 2019 03:44 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Suffers season-ending injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) won't play in the final two games of the year, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

The 2017 first-round pick left early from Week 15's win over the 49ers, and coach Dan Quinn has decided to shut him down for the season. McKinley finishes the season with 29 tackles and 3.5 sacks, and he may be placed on IR to free up a roster spot over the last two weeks.

December 15, 2019 05:36 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Suffers shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley exited Sunday's game at San Francisco due to a shoulder injury, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

McKinley made one tackle before sustaining the injury during the first half. Adrian Clayborn should see increased defensive snaps during his absence

December 10, 2019 03:04 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Racks up two sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley tallied five total tackles and two sacks during Sunday's 40-20 win against the Panthers.

The 24-year-old edge rusher accounted for 15 sacks across his first 33 career games, but through Week 9 of this year, he'd managed just a half-sack. McKinley has picked up his production substantially thus far in the latter half of 2019, logging three sacks, four QB hits and three tackles for loss over the past four weeks. He and the Falcons' pass rush face more of a challenge in Week 15, however, going up against a 49ers offensive line that's tied for the 11th-fewest sacks allowed in the league.

November 27, 2019 06:00 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: All set for TNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) is not listed on the team's injury report ahead of Thursday's game versus the Saints.

After practicing on a limited basis earlier this week, McKinley appears fully recovered from what had been a lingering shoulder injury. In 11 games this season, the defensive end has posted 22 tackles, including 1.5 sacks.

November 26, 2019 10:24 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Limited on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's estimated practice report, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The third-year edge rusher endured a quiet afternoon Sunday against the Buccaneers, as McKinley played on 13 defensive snaps with zero recorded tackles. Atlanta's front seven was blanked in the sack department and McKinley's struggles in getting after the quarterback continued, as he has just 1.5 sacks in 12 appearances this season. He's seemingly saddled with a lingering shoulder injury as the Falcons defense prepares to take on a Saints offensive line that ranks top seven in the NFL with 21 sacks allowed on the year.

November 24, 2019 12:00 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Officially active
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) is active for Atlanta's Week 12 matchup against the Buccaneers.

McKinley suffered the injury in the team's Week 11 contest and did not log any practice time this week. Despite that, he'll be ready to go Week 12 and will be looking to record a sack for the second straight game.

November 24, 2019 10:16 AM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Trending in right direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) is expected to play in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The 2017 first-round pick suffered the shoulder injury during last week's game and didn't log any practice time this week. If he's healthy enough to suit up, McKinley will be looking to notch his second consecutive game with a sack. Official word on McKinley's availability will arrive around an hour and a half before kickoff when inactives are released.

November 22, 2019 01:08 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Officially questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

McKinley is nursing a shoulder injury sustained during the second quarter of Week 11's win over the Panthers, during which he managed to retake the field after halftime. He kicked off the week with back-to-back absences from practice, however, making it unclear whether he'll manage to play through the issue against the Buccaneers on Sunday. With Adrian Clayborn (groin) also nursing an injury, Allen Bailey could play an increased role on defense if McKinley were forced to miss any time.

November 22, 2019 07:28 AM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Sits out another practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) was unable to participate during Thursday's practice session, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

The 24-year-old edge rusher had accumulated 13 sacks in 31 career regular-season contests coming into 2019, but through Week 10 of this year, he had just half a sack on 446 defensive snaps. Sunday against the Panthers, McKinley took down Kyle Allen on a third-down play to force a Carolina punt -- and subsequent Kenjon Barner return for touchdown -- but he was injured while recording the sack and had to be evaluated by trainers. McKinley was able to return after halftime Sunday, but a second consecutive missed practice Thursday makes his status a noteworthy one to watch for on the final injury report.

November 20, 2019 09:08 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Non-participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) didn't practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

McKinley exited this past Sunday's win over the Panthers to tend to a shoulder issue, but he returned after a short stint on the sidelines. The 2017 first-round pick still was held to a season-low 26 defensive snaps, and he's feeling the effects of the injury now. His status for Week 12's matchup against the Buccaneers is uncertain.

November 20, 2019 11:48 AM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Ties career high in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley logged two tackles (one solo) and a sack in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

McKinley briefly departed the game with a shoulder injury but was able to return. He ended up seeing about half his usual allotment of snaps as a result, playing just 26. The 23-year-old also tied his career-highs in tackles (22) and solo tackles (15) with the effort, but, with just 1.5 sacks on the year, is well off the pace of the previous two seasons, when he ended up with at least six sacks.

November 17, 2019 03:12 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Back after halftime
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (shoulder) returned to Sunday's game against the Panthers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

McKinley was hurt in the second quarter, and the team's halftime evaluations deemed him healthy enough to return. The third-year pro will continue manning starter's reps, as he looks to pressure Kyle Allen and stymie Christian McCaffrey.

November 17, 2019 02:00 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Departs with shoulder issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley was forced out of Sunday's game against the Panthers with a shoulder injury, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

McKinley's an integral part of the Falcons' defensive front, as he consistently logs over a 70-percent snap share. This increased usage puts the third-year pro on track for a career high in tackles, as he already has 20 on the year. If McKinley doesn't return to this contest, expect Adrian Clayborn and Allen Bailey to both see an uptick in snaps.

October 16, 2019 06:48 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Practices without limitations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (groin) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

McKinley suffered a groin injury during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, but he already appears to have put the issue behind him. Barring any setbacks, McKinley is on track to draw his usual start against the Rams in Week 7.

October 13, 2019 07:32 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Suffers groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley was forced out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a groin injury, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

McKinley didn't return to this contest. His practice status will likely be monitored this week ahead of Week 7's game against the Rams. If he's unable to go, expect either Adrian Clayborn or Allen Bailey to start at defensive end.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020ATL00000000000
2019ATL14132918113.500000
2018ATL158221667.500000
2017ATL16020155600001
Total452171 48.023 16.500-12701
 
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Height/Weight:
6-2/265
Birthdate:
11/2/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Oakland, CA, USA
School:
UCLA
NFL Experience:
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