Head coach Kyle Shanahan instructed native reporters on Tuesday that the 49ers plan to place one other waiver declare on Takk McKinley.
The Atlanta Falcons had waived the defensive finish only a week in the past and he was claimed hours later by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Nevertheless, as of Tuesday, Takk is up for grabs once more after he failed his bodily in Cincy.
“I used to be instructed at present that Takk failed his bodily,” Shanahan stated, “and I do know we put in a declare final time. I don’t assume that’s till tomorrow at 1 (pm PT), however I do know we plan on placing one other claimer in.”
Takk’s 2020 Season So Far
McKinley has been coping with a groin damage since Week 2, which has saved him from taking part in a lot of the 2020 season already. For 2 seasons now, Takk has been beneath the damage spell making him lose the commerce worth he as soon as had.
Takk has performed in 4 video games this fall the place he’s recorded simply eight tackles and seven hits on the quarterback. Earlier than leaving, McKinley began 25 video games for the Falcons. He leaves the “Brotherhood” behind having posted 79 whole tackles, 45 quarterback hits, 22 tackles for loss, and 17.5 sacks.
Whereas he’s most just lately been a bust as a result of accidents, McKinley misplaced over 40 kilos to “transfer sooner” this offseason and is able to much more when he’s 100% wholesome. It’s apparent Shanahan is nicely conscious of this himself as he desires to place one other declare in. The previous first-round choose could be a pleasant addition to the 49ers’ banged-up roster, so long as Takk can come again stronger from his groin damage.
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Takk Actually Wished to Depart Atlanta
Forward of the NFL commerce deadline on November 3, rumors had been swirling round McKinley saying the Falcons reportedly had gives to buy the 25-year-old however didn’t leap at any. We discovered this out from Takk himself, who tweeted the replace on his private account a day earlier than the league’s deadline.
He saved on with extra tweets, calling the Falcons’ group clowns for not buying and selling him for the second-round draft choose they had been supplied in return final season. The fourth-year defender additionally shared that Atlanta had turned down a fifth and sixth-round choose in trade for him as just lately as this season.
In fact, Takk was punished for his tweets sharing insider info. Interim Falcons coach Raheem Morris thought-about suspending McKinley for his actions however determined to advantageous him an undisclosed quantity as a substitute. Then, Takk was launched a couple of days later. Takk didn’t even delete the tweets after getting in bother, so it’s apparent he didn’t care. He has needed out of Atlanta since final yr, so it’s important to respect Atlanta for lastly granting him his want.
Different Presents on Takk
Takk is a well-liked merchandise in the marketplace proper now, so the 49ers aren’t the one ones after him.
In line with experiences, the Cleveland Browns and Las Vegas Raiders additionally joined the Bengals and Niners in making a declare final week.
The excellent news for San Francisco is that they maintain the next place within the waiver order than the Browns or Vegas, so Takk will almost definitely be headed to Santa Clara until Shanahan doesn’t leap in time.
San Fran has been combating pressuring opposing quarterbacks with out Nick Bosa and Dee accessible. The protection has recorded simply 18 sacks whole in 10 video games. Defensive finish Kerry Hyder presently leads the group with 5.5 sacks.
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