Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns fail to get Takk McKinley, again

Takk McKinley is destined not to play for the Cleveland Browns

The days of the Cleveland Browns landing any player they want via waivers are no longer. In fact, the 7-3 Browns now can’t seem to land a player even when given three tries.

Former Atlanta Falcons first-round pick Takkarist McKinley was recently waived and then landed with the Cincinnati Bengals — who were ahead of the Browns on the wire, so they landed him despite Cleveland’s attempts.

A failed physical put McKinley back on the market and while the Browns put in a claim again, the edge rusher landed with the San Francisco 49ers. Again, a physical was failed but that didn’t stop Cleveland from trying again.

Unfortunately, they were again unsuccessful as McKinley was awarded to the Raiders. And had Las Vegas pulled off a win on Sunday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs, Takk would have been a Brown.

That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns News

Browns Foiled in Third Attempt to Claim Takkarist McKinley, This Time By Raiders — Pete Smith, SI Browns Digest

“The Cleveland Browns interest in former Atlanta Falcons pass rusher Takkarist McKinley has not waned, despite failing a pair of physicals with the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers, as they once again tried to claim the edge defender only to fall short to the Las Vegas Raiders.”

Cleveland has more depth than we expected at defensive end and they could have been even better if they were able to land Takk. Maybe if he fails one more physical, he will land with the Browns.

Denzel Ward having MRI on calf; Ronnie Harrison has knee contusion, could face his former team, the Jaguars — Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland.com

“Safety Ronnie Harrison underwent an MRI on his knee, and no structural damage was found. It was diagnosed as a bone bruise, and he’s day-to-day. However, coach Kevin Stefanski is optimistic Harrison will be able to face his former Jaguars team Sunday in Jacksonville.”

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