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55 Takkarist McKinley DE

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March 17, 2021 12:56 AM
Browns' Takkarist McKinley: Signs with Cleveland
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The Browns signed McKinley (groin) on Tuesday to a one-year deal worth up to $6 million, Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports reports.

After being cut by the Falcons in early November, McKinley made stops in Cincinnati, San Francisco and Las Vegas. The 2017 first-round pick didn't play a game with any of those teams. Since entering the league, McKinley has produced 17.5 sacks across 49 games. The UCLA product is aiming to redefine his career in Cleveland. Myles Garrett (oblique) is the unequivocal starter on one side of the defensive line, but McKinley could make a case in training camp to start on the opposite end.

December 17, 2020 09:04 PM
Raiders' Takkarist McKinley: Not expected Thursday
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Coach Jon Gruden said Wednesday that McKinley (groin) is not expected to be activated from injured reserve for Thursday's game against the Chargers, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

McKinley was designated for a return from IR on Tuesday, but the team feels he's not healthy enough to return to game action. The UCLA product has missed the last three games, and coming off a short week it was always more likely that McKinley would return for Week 16 against the Dolphins. With Clelin Ferrell (shoulder) also ruled out of Thursday's game, the pass rush will be handled by Maxx Crosby, Kendal Vickers, Arden Key and Carl Nassib.

December 15, 2020 05:32 PM
Raiders' Takkarist McKinley: Preparing to return
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McKinley (groin) was designated to return from injured reserve Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

After sitting out for three weeks, McKinley could return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Chargers. With the shortened week, it may be more realistic for McKinley to resume playing next week against the Dolphins. McKinley has yet to play in a game since being cut by the Falcons in early November.

November 28, 2020 09:32 PM
Raiders' Takkarist McKinley: Moves to injured reserve
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McKinley (groin) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

The 25-year-old was claimed off waivers by Las Vegas at the start of the week, and he'll move to injured reserve after clearing the COVID-19 protocols for joining a new team. McKinley was first claimed off waivers by the Bengals and 49ers but was waived with a failed physical by both teams before being claimed by the Raiders. He'll need to spend at least the next three games on injured reserve, so the earliest he could make his team debut is Dec. 17.

November 24, 2020 06:56 PM
Raiders' Takkarist McKinley: Heads to Las Vegas
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The Raiders claimed McKinley (groin) off waivers from the 49ers on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The Falcons waived McKinley on Nov. 9. The 2017 first-round pick made pit stops in Cincinnati and San Francisco, failing physicals with both teams, before landing in Las Vegas. Now, coach Jon Gruden will see what's left in the tank for the 25-year-old defensive end who has produced 15.5 sacks over 49 career games.

November 20, 2020 04:52 PM
Takkarist McKinley: Waived after failed physical
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The 49ers waived McKinley (groin) with a failed physical designation Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

For the second time in four days, McKinley was cut loose because of a failed physical. The 49ers did provide more clarity on McKinley's health, revealing a groin injury that likely was used as grounds for his release. When the Bengals waived McKinley earlier this week, the Browns and Raiders also tried to claim him off waivers, and it'll be interesting to see if they try again.

November 19, 2020 06:16 PM
49ers' Takkarist McKinley: May not be ready immediately
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The 49ers will have to assess McKinley (groin) to determine when he can play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

McKinley was initially claimed off waivers by the Bengals, but he was waived from Cincinnati after a failed physical. That won't be an issue in San Francisco, as Rapoport notes that the 49ers are at peace with McKinley's current health, but it seems like he won't be ready to contribute for his new team immediately. In any case, McKinley's first step will be to clear all requisite COVID-19 protocols so that he's eligible to enter the 49ers' team facilities.

November 18, 2020 05:12 PM
49ers' Takkarist McKinley: Claimed by 49ers
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The 49ers claimed McKinley (undisclosed) off waivers from the Bengals on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

When the Falcons waived McKinley last week, the 49ers put a claim in but were beat out by the Bengals, who subsequently cut him after a failed physical. The 49ers were awarded McKinley this time, and he'll add depth and potentially start at defensive end, a position of need for the team. Furthermore, the team will see if there's long-term potential that's still apparent in the 2017 first-round pick, and he could be a developmental piece if that's the case. Regardless, McKinley will need to pass the COVID-19 protocols before suiting up for the team, and his first chance to play will be in Week 12 against the Rams. He'll become a free agent in March.

November 18, 2020 10:00 AM
Takkarist McKinley: Waived after failed physical
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals waived McKinley with a failed physical designation Tuesday.

The Falcons waived McKinley, their 2017 first-round pick, last week, and the Bengals picked him up off waivers in hopes of developing him into a lasting asset on the defensive front. However, the 25-year-old didn't pass his physical, and the team promptly dropped him back on waivers. McKinley's focus will be on getting healthy and in good shape before signing with another team.

November 13, 2020 11:48 PM
Bengals' Takkarist McKinley: Won't be cleared until Week 11
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McKinley (undisclosed) won't be cleared to play for the Bengals until Week 11 at the earliest, Richard Skinner of WKRC Cincinnati reports.

McKinley was claimed off waivers earlier this week after being cut by the Falcons, but he'll need to pass COVID-19 protocols before being cleared to join his new team. In the meantime, fellow defensive end Sam Hubbard (elbow) could return from IR in time to start against the Steelers on Sunday in the spot recently vacated by the Carlos Dunlap trade. McKinley has battled a groin injury this season, so it's possible that will delay his Bengals debut even beyond the team's Week 11 trip to Washington.

November 12, 2020 05:44 PM
Bengals' Takkarist McKinley: Claimed by Cincinnati
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McKinley (groin) was claimed off waivers by the Bengals on Wednesday, according to the team's official site.

The Falcons decided to part ways with their 2017 first-round pick on Monday after he voiced his displeasure with the team, and the Bengals wasted no time scooping him up. The defensive end could slot right into the starting role that Carlos Dunlap left behind when he was traded to Seattle, but McKinley is also dealing with a lingering groin injury that has held him out of four games this season.

November 9, 2020 04:24 PM
Takkarist McKinley: Cut loose by Atlanta
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The Falcons waived McKinley (groin) on Monday.

McKinley recently expressed criticism of the Falcons' organization for not dealing him ahead of the NFL's trade deadline, and the team has now decided to simply cut bait with the 2017 first-round pick. The 25-year-old has missed five games this season due to a lingering groin injury, including Atlanta's two most recent contests, so his current health remains a question mark. Nonetheless, plenty of teams around the league are desperate for a boost at defensive end, so it seems likely that McKinley will be claimed off waivers Tuesday. Any team that does claim McKinley will also inherit his $875,000 contract for the rest of the season.

November 6, 2020 04:16 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Out Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Denver.

The 25-year-old continues to nurse the groin injury and will sit out Sunday's contest ahead of the Week 10 bye. McKinley is also facing potential discipline from the team for his public comments on not being traded ahead of the trade deadline, but it remains to be seen if the team is considering any type of suspension or benching.

November 4, 2020 09:36 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: At odds with team
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Interim coach Raheem Morris said that McKinley (groin) "will be held accountable" for posting a Tweet that voiced displeasure about the team failing to move him at the trade deadline, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

McKinley proclaimed that the Falcons turned down the opportunity to trade him for a second-round draft choice last year, and again this season declined fifth and sixth-round picks in exchange for his services. The team refutes having received any such offers, but McKinley is clearly unhappy with the situation in Atlanta, confirming Wednesday that he has requested trades each of the past two seasons. McKinley missed Thursday night's win over the Panthers because of a groin injury, but in four appearances this year he has produced eight tackles, seven QB hits and one sack. The Falcons declined McKinley's fifth-year option in April, meaning the 25-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent following the season.

October 28, 2020 03:28 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Won't play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (groin) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against Carolina, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

McKinley has been bothered by the groin all season, dressing for just four games to date. With trade rumors also swirling around the 2017 first-round pick, it's possible the Falcons are making sure his injury doesn't get any worse prior to any potential trade. If McKinley doesn't get moved, his next chance to suit up will come in Week 9 against the Broncos.

October 27, 2020 05:48 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Sits out practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley (groin) was a non-participant at Tuesday's practice, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

The 24-year-old has been battling the groin injury for most of the season and has already missed three games, though he did play 22 defensive snaps during Sunday's loss to the Lions. McKinley may have a tough time getting ready on a short week for Thursday's contest at Carolina.

October 25, 2020 11:44 AM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Good to go Sunday
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McKinley (groin) is active for Sunday's game versus the Lions, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

McKinley missed just one game due to this groin injury, and he'll return to a starting role at defensive end. The 2017 first-round pick has recorded seven tackles and a sack through three games this season, although he left early due to injury in two of those contests.

October 23, 2020 02:40 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Questionable for Week 7
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McKinley (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

McKinley is the only name on Atlanta's injury report, as the team has largely healed up. If McKinley can't go, Allen Bailey should see an increase in playing time along Atlanta's defensive line.

October 21, 2020 07:32 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: No practice Wednesday
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McKinley (groin) was held out of Wednesday's practice session, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The 2017 first-round draft choice got out to an effective start to the season with seven QB hits and a sack between Weeks 1 and 2, but a lingering groin issue has now held McKinley out for three of Atlanta's past four games. Injury woes are unfortunately nothing new for the 24-year-old pass rusher, as he dealt with repeated shoulder issues over his first three years in the NFL. Injury concerns could have been a primary reason for why the Falcons declined to pick up McKinley's fifth-year option in April, but if he can return in short order and reinvigorate his season, the UCLA product could hold value on the open market.

October 16, 2020 03:56 PM
Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Won't face Vikings
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McKinley (groin) is ruled out for Sunday's game in Minnesota.

McKinley began the week with back-to-back limited practices, but he was held out entirely during Friday's session, which could hint at a setback. As long as McKinley is unable to take the field, Allen Bailey and Steven Means will continue seeing increased opportunities on defense.

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