McKinley is working his way back from a torn Achilles but is still one of the best available pass rushers at this point.
Tennessee’s practice squad now includes:
- QB Logan Woodside
- WR Dez Fitzpatrick
- WR Mason Kinsey
- DL Larrell Murchison
- OL Xavier Newman
- OL Jordan Roos
- OL Andrew Rupcich
- DL Sam Okuayinonu
- DL Jayden Peevy
- DB Theo Jackson
- TE Thomas Odukoya (International)
- WR Josh Gordon
- TE Kevin Rader
- LB Jack Gibbens
- DB Nate Brooks
- OLB Gerri Green
- DE Takk McKinley
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 last year.
In 2021, McKinley has appeared in 11 games for the Browns, totaling 18 total tackles including three tackles for loss. He’s also tallied 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble on the season.
We have him included in our Top 100 Available 2022 Free Agents list.