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Takk McKinley is OUT for tonight’s Falcons Dolphins game

Atlanta’s top rookie will be held out of his first preseason game after offseason shoulder surgery.

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Atlanta traded up for first round pick Takkarist McKinley, but always expected him to miss some early season work after shoulder surgery. He seemed to be ahead of schedule and we thought we might get a peak at him.

No luck. Dan Quinn is playing it safe with the pass rusher.

I have to admit I am disappointed, because I have really wanted to see Atlanta’s new defensive line at full strength and ready to go. It looks like we have to wait at least another week to see the rookie.