LB - CLE
Week 2 Outlook
The Browns are signing edge-rusher Takkarist McKinley to a one-year deal with a $4.25 million base. The deal can max out at $6 million.
McKinley spent nearly four years with the Falcons from 2017 to 2020. In 49 games with Atlanta, he made 79 tackles and 17.5 sacks while forcing two fumbles. Four games into the 2020 season, Atlanta cut McKinley. He spent time as a member of the Bengals, Raiders, and 49ers but never saw the field due to injuries. The former first-round pick will look to put his defensive talent on display while complementing Myles Garrett in Cleveland.
The Raiders have placed DE Takkarist McKinley on IR with a groin injury.
McKinley has made his rounds this season. He was released by the Falcons, before being claimed by the Bengals, 49ers, and now Raiders. The former first-round pick may have finally found a new home, as it seems Las Vegas is willing to take a chance and wait on the talented young DE.
The Bengals claimed DL Takk McKinley off waivers.
McKinley will help bolster Cincinnati's defensive front. He was recently waived by the Falcons, who couldn't find a trading partner prior to the November 3rd deadline. It's worth noting that McKinley was claimed by multiple teams.
DE Takk McKinley has been waived by the Atlanta Falcons, per Adam Schefter.
Atlanta will decline McKinley's $10.3 million fifth-year option after he criticized the team on social media for their refusal to trade him leading up to the trade deadline. McKinley will be able to select the next team he plays for once he clears waivers. The 2017 first-round draft pick has been sidelined with a groin injury and illness but managed eight tackles and one sack in the three games he's played in 2020.
Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley has been ruled out for Thursday Night Football against the Carolina Panthers.
Takk has been injured off and on this season, appearing in just one full game for the struggling Atlanta Falcons defense. His absence will open things up for the Panthers backfield, and will also afford Teddy Bridgewater more time to throw than he may have otherwise seen. Takk had a sack and a whopping six QB hits in Week 1 and will be missed against the Panthers.