Josina Anderson reports that Browns DE Takk McKinley does, in fact, have a torn Achilles as the team feared and will obviously be out for the remainder of the season.
Ian Rapoport reports that the Browns fear DE Takk McKinley suffered a torn Achilles during Monday’s loss to the Raiders.
McKinley’s knee/ankle buckled while trying to get around the edge. He was unable to put any pressure on his left leg before being carted off the field.
McKinley, 26, is a former first-round pick by the Falcons out of UCLA in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $10.2 million rookie contract and was set to make a base salary of $1.85 million for the 2020 season when the Falcons waived him.
The Bengals claimed McKinley off of waivers from the Falcons but he failed a physical and was once again waived and later claimed by the 49ers before once again being waived with a failed physical designation. The Raiders finally claimed McKinley off waivers.
Following his stint with the Raiders, the Browns signed McKinley to a one-year deal this past offseason.
In 2021, McKinley has appeared in 10 games for the Browns, accruing 18 total tackles including three tackles for loss. He’s also tallied 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble on the season.