49ers Claim DE Takk McKinley Off Waivers From Bengals


Adam Schefter reports that the 49ers have, in fact, claimed DE Takk McKinley on waivers from the Bengals on Wednesday.

Takk McKinley

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Tuesday that they planned to place another waiver claim for McKinley, so this isn’t a big surprise.

Atlanta waived him a week after he announced on Twitter that the Falcons turned down trade offers including a fifth and sixth-round pick for him at the deadline this year. 

McKinley said Atlanta also turned down a second-round pick at the trade deadline last year.

McKinley, 24, is a former first-round pick by the Falcons out of UCLA in the 2017 NFL Draft. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $10.2 million rookie contract and is set to make a base salary of $1.85 million for the 2020 season. 

The Bengals claimed McKinley off of waivers from the Falcons last week, but failed a physical and was once again waived. 

McKinley finished last year on the injured reserve list due to a shoulder injury. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent in 2021 after the Falcons declined his fifth-year option.

In 2020, McKinley has appeared in four games for the Falcons and recorded eight total tackles, one sack and one pass defense. 


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