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 least, three games. The Raiders claimed him 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. He has a groin injury.
The Raiders claimed him three times. Friday, Raiders coach Jon Gruden said McKinley has a future with the Raiders, but he 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 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.