Cincinnati Bengals waived the pass rusher because he failed his physical
Another Wednesday, another chance for the Las Vegas Raiders to claim Takk McKinley.
The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Tuesday that they waived pass rusher McKinley because he failed their physical. McKinley will be on the NFL waiver wire by Wednesday.
We’ve made the following roster moves: Waived DE Takk McKinley (failed physical) & released OT O’Shea Dugas from the practice squad.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 17, 2020
Last Wednesday, the Bengals were awarded him off of waivers from Atlanta Falcons. The Raiders were one of four teams to put in a waiver claim. The San Francisco 49ers and the Cleveland Browns also put in claims for him.
The Bengals were awarded the 2017 first-round pick because NFL waivers is based off records and the Bengals had the worst record of the four claiming teams.
It was not disclosed why McKinley failed his physical, but if the Raiders feel like the reason is minor, it will be worth putting in another claim.
McKinley is 25, he has 17.5 career sacks and his contract for the rest of the season is affordable at less than $1 million. The Raiders could use more pass-rush help, so the interest still may be there.
Stay tuned …
UPDATE: The 49ers plan on claiming McKinley, so there you go.