CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday waived defensive end Takk McKinley less than a week after claiming him off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons.
The team said he failed a physical, but didn’t provide any other details.
The Bengals picked up McKinley last Wednesday after he was waived by the Falcons, who made the move after the 2017 first-round draft pick had expressed on social media his desire to get out of Atlanta.
The Falcons did not pick up McKinley’s fifth-year option before the season.
He had a combined 13 sacks in his first two seasons, but a lack of production and frequent injuries the past two years may have contributed to his frustrations and request to be moved.
He wasn’t in uniform for the Bengals’ 36-10 loss to the Steelers on Sunday.
Also Tuesday, the Bengals released offensive tackle O’Shea Dugas from the practice squad after signing him last week.