Top Cassanova McKinzy News
Cassanova McKinzy: Practice squad deal expires
McKinzy (undisclosed) had his practice squad contract with the Redskins expire Monday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
McKinzy was let go by the Redskins in early October but remained with the club on the practice squad, but he later went down with the undisclosed injury. The 27-year-old appeared in three games with Washington in each of the past two seasons.... See More ... See Less
Cassanova McKinzy: Out with injury
McKinzy was placed on Washington's practice squad injured list Wednesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
The specifics of the injury remain unclear, so it's not known how long McKinzy is expected to be sidelined. The 26-year-old was waived by the Redskins in early October before signing to the practice squad.... See More ... See Less
Cassanova McKinzy: Let go by Washington
The Redskins cut McKinzy on Monday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
McKinzy has battled injuries during his NFL career, having suited up for only six games since signing with the Redskins in 2018. He's notched just two tackles and one sack in that span. The 26-year-old will now look to catch on as a special teams contributor and depth linebacker elsewhere in the league.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Logs full practice Thursday
McKinzy (hip) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
McKinzy's hip issue forced him to sit out Monday's loss to the Bears. He was limited in Wednesday's practice but now looks back to full health. It appears as though McKinzy is on track to suit up versus the Giants on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Out Week 3
McKinzy (hip) has been ruled out for Monday's game versus the Bears.
McKinzy underwent an MRI on his hip earlier this week and never returned to practice. There are very few details regarding the severity of the injury, but he will not suit up for Week 3. In his absence, Ryan Anderson and Noah Spence should see some more snaps providing depth at outside linebacker.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Gets hip injury tested
McKinzy underwent an MRI on his hip Wednesday, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
It's unclear when McKinzy suffered the hip injury or how severe it is, but the Redskins should know more once they get the results from his MRI back. The Redskins' first practice report of the week Thursday should give some insight into how healthy the linebacker is.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Ready to rock
McKinzy (concussion) is active for Sunday's tilt against Philadelphia.
McKinzy had been in concussion protocol during the week, but as evidenced by this news, gained full clearance to participate Sunday. Now that he's healthy, expect him to settle into a depth role on defense while participating in some form on special teams.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Considered questionable
McKinzy (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Eagles, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.
McKinzy suffered a concussion in the Redskins' final preseason game. He will need to clear the league's protocol prior to kickoff in order to play. Montez Sweat would presumably be relied upon to back up both outside linebacker positions should McKinzy ultimately be unable to go.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Suffers concussion
McKinzy was forced out of Thursday's preseason contest with Baltimore due to a concussion and will not return.
It's unclear how long the concussion will keep McKinzy sidelined. The 26-year-old also dealt with a lower-leg injury for the first half of training camp. When healthy, McKinzy figures to compete for a rotational role in Washington's linebacking corps after seeing the field in just three games last season.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Two tackles Thursday
McKinzy (lower leg) notched two tackles during Thursday's 23-13 preseason loss to the Bengals.
McKinzy appears fully recovered from his lower leg injury. The 26-year-old linebacker played 43 snaps on defense Thursday, and is competing for a depth role.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Dealing with new injury
McKinzy is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a lower-leg injury, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
McKinzy was able to bounce back after suffering a severe pectoral injury last season, only to see himself get injured again. The good news for the 26-year-old is that on the surface, it looks like he avoided a serious injury. After suiting up in just three games last season, a healthy McKinzy is looking to receive a larger role in the defense.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Returns from pectoral injury
McKinzy (pectoral) is participating during the first week of training camp.
McKinzy was battling the pectoral issue since OTAs in May, but he was ready to go for the start of training camp. The 26-year-old is looking to earn a larger defensive role this season following the offseason departure of Preston Smith.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Not practicing in full
McKinzy (pectoral) hasn't been a full participant in OTAs, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
McKinzy is bouncing back from a severe pectoral injury that landed him on injured reserve in Week 12 of last season. The timing couldn't have been much worse for the 2016 undrafted free agent, who finally made his NFL regular-season debut three weeks prior to the setback. That McKinzy is still in recovery mode isn't necessarily a surprise, but the sooner he can return to field, the better his chances will be of carving out a role at outside linebacker in advance of the 2019 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Could take on larger role
McKinzy (pectoral) has a chance to earn a larger role on defense in 2019 after fellow outside linebacker Preston Smith left Washington to sign with Green Bay earlier in the offseason, Jake Kring-Schreifels of the Redskins' official website reports.
McKinzy went undrafted out of Auburn in 2016 and finally made his first regular-season NFL appearance in Week 10 last season. He suffered a torn pectoral a couple weeks later, forcing him to injured reserve after he logged just one tackle in three games. McKinzy will need to battle for a roster spot once he completes the rehab process, but there is some opportunity to win a key reserve job behind projected starters Ryan Kerrigan and Ryan Anderson.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Placed on IR
McKinzy (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve, according to the NFL's transaction log.
McKinzy tore his pectoral in Thursday's game against the Cowboys and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season after being placed on injured reserve. The former Auburn product appeared in three games for the Redskins and made one tackle.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Suffers serious injury
McKinzy suffered a torn pectoral in Thursday's game against the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The injury is a horrible setback for McKinzy, who left Thursday's game due to a shoulder injury, and ultimately returned to tear his pectoral. The Auburn product is most likely out for the season and will undergo a long recovery process.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Back on the field
McKinzy (shoulder) has returned to Thursday's game against the Cowboys.
McKinzy briefly exited Thursday's game against the Cowboys during the first quarter but did not remain sidelined for long. The undrafted rookie will slot back into his usual role as a depth linebacker and special teams piece.... See More ... See Less
Redskins' Cassanova McKinzy: Questionable to return Thursday
McKinzy is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Cowboys due to a shoulder injury.
McKinzy suffered a shoulder injury during the first quarter. If the undrafted rookie is unable to retake the field Thanksgiving Day, additional special teams snaps could be made available for Washington's depth players.... See More ... See Less
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