Falcons DE Takk McKinley posted on his Twitter account Monday that the Falcons will not be trading him and the team has declined multiple offers for him.
The @AtlantaFalcons aren’t trading me. They have declined a handful of offers.
— Takkarist McKinley (@Takk) November 2, 2020
McKinley is in the final year of his deal after Atlanta declined his fifth-year option. While the team has expressed reluctance to do a major fire sale, recent reports mentioned that the Falcons were listening to offers for him leading up to tomorrow’s deadline.
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.
In 2020, McKinley has appeared in four games for the Falcons and recorded eight total tackles, one sack and one pass defense.
We’ll have more on McKinley as the news is available.