Raiders Claim DE Takk McKinley Off Waivers From 49ers


Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Raiders have claimed DE Takk McKinley off of waivers from the 49ers on Monday. 

Takk McKinley

This is now the third waiver claim the Raiders have placed on McKinley in as many weeks. 

However, he has failed physicals for both the Bengals and 49ers, so there are some medical concerns here. 

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 but he failed a physical and was once again waived and later claimed by the 49ers. 

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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