Takk McKinley, we hardly knew you.
I’m not sure I’ve ever written about a Raiders’ player who never actually played for the team more than McKinley.
On Tuesday, McKinley’s short and strange tenure with the team ended as he agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns.
Comp update: Takk McKinley done with Cleveland, 1-yr $4.25M base value and up to $6M. Signed to play opposite Myles Garrett. https://t.co/LIalf34GPs— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2021
The Raiders claimed McKinley three times off waivers in 2020. The Atlanta Falcons originally waived him and he was claimed by the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers. He failed his physicals with both teams. After claiming him, the Raiders put McKinley on the injured reserve. He never got healthy enough to be able to play for Las Vegas. Raiders coach Jon Gruden was high on McKinley, a former first-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons. The Raiders badly needed pass rush help last season, but McKinley was unable to provide it.
The Browns also put multiple claims in on McKinley. Now, he is a Brown after never wearing the Silver and Black.