Claimed by 49ers The 49ers claimed McKinley (undisclosed) off waivers from the Bengals on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Impact When the Falcons waived McKinley last week, the 49ers put a claim in but were beat out by the Bengals, who subsequently cut him after a failed physical. The 49ers were awarded McKinley this time, and he'll add depth and potentially start at defensive end, a position of need for the team. Furthermore, the team will see if there's long-term potential that's still apparent in the 2017 first-round pick, and he could be a developmental piece if that's the case. Regardless, McKinley will need to pass the COVID-19 protocols before suiting up for the team, and his first chance to play will be in Week 12 against the Rams. He'll become a free agent in March.
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