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Falcons waive Takk McKinley (claimed by Raiders)

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11 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

 

How do you fail a physical when you’re an athlete and is supposed to be in a great shape ? 
Or is there more to it then just being in great shape ?
 

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Note to myself: Never blackmail my employer  while injured

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1 hour ago, Putin said:

How do you fail a physical when you’re an athlete and is supposed to be in a great shape ? 
Or is there more to it then just being in great shape ?
 

 

Differs for each team...typically happens if a doctor won't clear the player for being fully healthy. Maybe its a shoulder injury they think will be an issue or a knee, etc...

 

Could be a lot of different things...basically the team doctors are saying this player is a medical liability to the team and is not worth the risk associated with it.

 

And what one team doctor views as failing a physical another team doctor might think is OK and not an issue.

42 minutes ago, HOUSE said:

Note to myself: Never blackmail my employer  while injured

 

If he was injured and they waived him he probably has a grievance

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4 minutes ago, matter2003 said:

 

Differs for each team...typically happens if a doctor won't clear the player for being fully healthy. Maybe its a shoulder injury they think will be an issue or a knee, etc...

 

Could be a lot of different things...basically the team doctors are saying this player is a medical liability to the team and is not worth the risk associated with it.

 

And what one team doctor views as failing a physical another team doctor might think is OK and not an issue.

 

If he was injured and they waived him he probably has a grievance

 

Call me cray-cray but I didn't think it was OK to waive an injured player?

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12 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

Call me cray-cray but I didn't think it was OK to waive an injured player?

I thought they have to make a settlement with an injured player before releasing him 

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Have seen players waived, signed by team which is rival (historical or during playoff hunt), and waived.

 

Bills picked up a waivered player, doctor found health issue previous team did not know about and waived.

Player got issue treated.  Forgot who it was but it was serious issue.

Some players have better doctors and specialists.

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On 11/17/2020 at 8:15 PM, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

Any word about the cause for the failure?

You can take the kid out of Oakland...

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On 11/17/2020 at 8:15 PM, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

Any word about the cause for the failure?

 

I guess they couldn't rightly say " Failed Mentally" ;) 

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On 11/20/2020 at 4:39 PM, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

Call me cray-cray but I didn't think it was OK to waive an injured player?


I won’t say you are are cray cray (more to do with my pride than your sanity)... but of course guys that arent 100% can and do get waived regularly. For all we know he had an unknown cancer that was detected on exam (extreme example) or it’s a matter of the 9ers docs being stricter than the previous team and player, or maybe something the player never reported. 
 

no, you can’t cut a dude on IR but there’s plenty of ways a guy could be cut and fail a physical later 

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On 11/20/2020 at 5:39 PM, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

Call me cray-cray but I didn't think it was OK to waive an injured player?

There has to be an agreement from the player and usually there is a financial settlement.

 

Incidentally, he has a bad groin injury.  Still, expect the Browns to make another claim for him when he goes through waivers again.  They did so the first two times and they are still very interested in him.  Plus they are in long term team building mode.  They’ll take him even if they have to IR him for the remainder of the season. 
 

Edit: Raiders are also interested in Tak. 

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22 hours ago, BarleyNY said:

There has to be an agreement from the player and usually there is a financial settlement.

 

Incidentally, he has a bad groin injury.  Still, expect the Browns to make another claim for him when he goes through waivers again.  They did so the first two times and they are still very interested in him.  Plus they are in long term team building mode.  They’ll take him even if they have to IR him for the remainder of the season. 
 

Edit: Raiders are also interested in Tak. 


That wouldn’t make sense as he is a FA after the season.

 

If they pick him up and IR him - good chance they still lose him.

 

If they want him - they can sign him in the off-season.

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12 hours ago, Rochesterfan said:


That wouldn’t make sense as he is a FA after the season.

 

If they pick him up and IR him - good chance they still lose him.

 

If they want him - they can sign him in the off-season.


You are right about that as his fifth year option was declined.  I know they’ve put claims in on him both times.  I guess they just want to do their own medical evaluation on him.

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14 minutes ago, Saint Doug said:

You think it’s possible he is failing his physical on purpose to get on to the team he wants?

Two teams in a row.  Wonder if his shoulder is still jacked up. 

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4 hours ago, Over 29 years of fanhood said:

Two teams in a row.  Wonder if his shoulder is still jacked up. 

Or, still wincing in pain when they try to manipulate it. I could see a veteran doing this to land on a contender (as I wouldn’t want to sign with SF or the Bengals either), but I believe his salary is guaranteed to paid by ATL this year anyways. Then again, he asked to be traded and there, he wouldn’t had any power in picking his team. You would think one of these teams would at least sign him and then shelf him for the rest of the year on IR or the PS. 

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