49ers waive Takk McKinley after failed bodily; former first rounder waived twice in 4 days


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Takk McKinley, who was claimed off waivers by the 49ers on Wednesday, was waived by the staff on Friday after he failed a bodily. It marked the second time it occurred to McKinley this week. On Tuesday, McKinley, a veteran go rusher and former first-round decide, was waived by the Bengals after a failed bodily. 

McKinley, who was waived by the Falcons on Nov. 11, has been coping with a groin damage that has restricted him to 4 video games this season. The twenty sixth general decide within the 2017 draft, McKinley shed 20 kilos this offseason after the Falcons declined to select up his fifth-year choice. 

“It was a wake-up name,” McKinley mentioned throughout coaching camp, through the Falcons official web site. “It was extra motivation, it made me hungry. I am not saying I wasn’t hungry up to now, however I’ve simply acquired to go show it.”

The 49ers additionally positioned rookie receiver Brandon Aiyuk, tight finish Daniel Helm, and beginning left sort out Trent Williams on the staff’s reserve/COVID-19 checklist.  

Whereas he didn’t begin as a rookie, McKinley managed to register six sacks and 7 tackles for loss whereas serving to the Falcons advance to the divisional spherical of the playoffs. He was a part-time starter in 2018, recording seven sacks and 7 tackles for loss. And regardless of changing into a full-time starter in 2019, McKinley tallied simply 3.5 sacks in 14 video games. He posted a single sack for the Falcons this season earlier than being waived. 

A Bay Space native, McKinley was anticipated to exchange injured starter Dee Ford as San Francisco’s velocity go rusher for the rest of the season. McKinley’s velocity was one of many issues that made him a first-round decide again in 2017. He ran the 40-yard sprint on the NFL mix 4.59 seconds. His 10-yard cut up was a good 1.6 seconds. 



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