Atlanta Declines 5th Year Option on Takk McKinley

FILE – In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley (98) runs in the rain during NFL football training camp in Flowery Branch, Ga. McKinley, the Falcons’ first-round pick in 2017, showed his disruptive potential when he recorded six sacks as a rookie. But the outside linebacker has had surgeries on both shoulders the last two years and he’s being watched closely in training camp. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

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Falcons Statement on Takk McKinley

We have decided to not move forward with a fifth-year option for Takk and at this time are taking a wait-and-see approach in terms of future contracts. Takk has shown the ability to produce at a high level and we look forward to his production in 2020.

David Bassity
Vice President for Football Communications
Atlanta Falcons

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