Takk McKinley will play for the Las Vegas Raiders ... at some point.
The Raiders placed the newly-claimed pass rusher on the injured reserve. He will miss at the least three games. The Raiders claimed McKinley off of waivers from the San Francisco 49ers on Monday. Both the 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals waived McKinley after claiming him this month because of a failed physical having suffered a groin injury.
The Raiders claimed McKinley three times, and on Friday, Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he has a future with the Raiders — but he just isn’t sure when it will be. He is a free agent at the end of the season, but the Raiders clearly feel McKinley can help down the stretch.
Meanwhile, Gruden said he expects right tackle Trent Brown to practice on Wednesday. He’s been on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list for several weeks.
Gruden also said he hasn’t yet decided if defensive end Clelin Ferrell will play Sunday at the Atlanta Falcons. He missed last week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs because he was on the COVID list. Slot cornerback Lamarcus Joyner is still on the list.