FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Falcons coach Dan Quinn released the following statement on defensive end Takkarist McKinley Tuesday night:
“We were recently made aware of the situation involving Takk in Los Angeles earlier today. Any time a situation occurs that is or could be related to mental health issues we take it very seriously. We will do everything we possibly can to support and assist Takk, as our players’ mental and physical well-being are always our top priority.”
In his second season with the Falcons, the former first-round draft pick registered 22 tackles, 15 quarterback hits, seven tackles for a loss and seven sacks.