Bengals waive Takk McKinley with failed physical

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Takk McKinley‘s time in Cincinnati didn’t last long.

McKinley, the former Falcons first-round draft pick who was waived by Atlanta last week and claimed by Cincinnati, has now been waived again with a failed physical designation.

It was not immediately clear what the reason was for McKinley failing his physical, but he’ll now go back on waivers. The 49ers, Browns and Raiders all put in claims for McKinley last week, so one of them may decide to claim him if they think he’ll recover from the issue that led to his failed physical in Cincinnati.

McKinley is in the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, so any team claiming him would be doing so either as a short-term rental, or with the idea that they’ll sign him to a contract extension after the season.

12 responses to “Bengals waive Takk McKinley with failed physical

  1. So guy becomes a bust, whines he isn’t getting playing time, finally gets his wish of getting released, and then can’t even make the roster of a team with a losing record? Lol

  2. He grew up 15 min. north of Oakland in Richmond. He wants to be a Raider. Whiners and Brownies would be wise to not waste their time claiming him and let him come to the Dark Side.

  3. I didn’t love the claim, but was hoping that the Bengals could figure something out with McKinley and help their pass-rush. Just speculating, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Bengals failed him for something no other team would identify, and he’ll go on to a Hall of Fame type career. Or maybe after their reported interest in DeAndre Baker, they decided 1 colossal character risk was enough. Who knows. Fire everyone.

  4. I saw some pre draft video of this guy. He had a tough upbringing and it seemed back then that he was dealing with some serious emotional issues. Unfortunately he seems like a bust but the red flags were there.

  5. takemytalentstosoutheuclid says:
    November 17, 2020 at 4:19 pm
    Well since Oakland don’t have a team, I guess it really doesn’t matter now.

    I said he wanted to be a RAIDER. What does that have to do with where they play today? He grew up 15 min. from the Coliseum, so naturally he was a Raiders fan. Being in Las Vegas now has nothing to do with Oakland not having a team, but nice try.

  6. Seahawks need to bring him in & see if he can help them. I don’t know if that will work, but I would look under every rock at this point. Maybe even bring in a coach or two.

  7. doctorrustbelt says:
    November 17, 2020 at 3:36 pm
    ANOTHER failed mike brown pr stunt
    after the bad press related to Carlos Dunlap.

    ——–

    Another guy that doesn’t let fax get in the way whatever he feels like saying (of course we’ve known that for years). First when has Mike Brown ever done anything for PR purposes? Second the defense has improved markedly since the unhappy Dunlop was let go

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