Falcons waive disgruntled DE McKinley

Falcons waive disgruntled DE McKinley

The Atlanta Falcons waived former first-round pick Takk McKinley on Monday, less than a week after the disgruntled defensive end sharply criticized the club for not trading him.The four-year veteran said he requested a trade and that the club turned down multiple offers prior to last Tuesday’s trading deadline. The team denied McKinley’s claims.Interim coach Raheem Morris said last week that the Falcons would hold McKinley accountable.McKinley, 25, was upset in the offseason when Atlanta failed to pick up the fifth-year option (worth $10.05 million) of his rookie contract.