Falcons’s defensive end Takkarist McKinley’s name appeared in commercial conversation ahead of time on Tuesday, but he remained a member of the team as it passed.
McKinley made it clear that he was an unhappy member of the team, McKinley wrote in a tweet that he was asked to trade in the last two seasons and that Falcons had turned down an offer for his services for both years. He closed the tweet with a bunch of clown emojis.
Falcons head coach Raheem Morris said during a press conference Wednesday that McKinley was handling things the wrong way and said the team would hold him accountable for his comment.
“There is an option to pause and there is an option to not play. . . . We’ll talk to Takk and get the job done, ”Morris said, through Jason Butt’s The Atlanta-Constitution Magazine.
McKinley did not play last Sunday because of a groin injury and had eight tackles and one cut in four games this season.