Neal, Allen and McKinley making progress in injury rehab

The Falcons report that safety Keanu Neal (Achilles), safety Ricardo Allen (shoulder) and defensive end Takk McKinley (shoulder) are all progressing from in-season and postseason surgeries.

“All of the guys are making progress,” coach Dan Quinn said Monday. “They are hitting the markers that they want to. In that space, you have to make sure from a rehab standpoint that they can hit all of those things. Fortunately, for all of those guys, there are guidelines in place for all of them to continue on the same path that they would have been on.”

McKinley has been closely monitored.

“I’m fully expecting Takk to come back and play at the level that we want, and he does, too,” Quinn said.

The Falcons are hoping McKinley and free-agent signee Dante Fowler can lead the pass rush.

“We anticipate him fully recovered and playing a significant role for this year for this defense,” Quinn said. “We are pleased with where he’s at and his progress. All things are making a good trajectory for him to throw a hell of a year.”


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