Falcons Waive DE Takk McKinley

The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they have waived former first-round pick Takk McKinley.

This comes 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. 

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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  1. That’s just so dumb why cut him now when you could have gotten a 5th of 6th round pick for him he would have set on the bench to the end of the year they could have traded him last year along with Freeman instead we get nothing for both of them dumb dumb dumb.

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