Shaka Toney entered the Washington football training camp as a long shot to make the opening roster.
Chasing a dream by any means 🤭 pic.twitter.com/7KK0Mq3trs
— Shaka Toney (@SackA_Toney) May 15, 2021
The percentage of seventh round picks that stick on the 53-man roster though out the NFL isn’t high. However, that didn’t stop Toney from working to achieve his goal and today he reportedly received the news that he beat those odds and will be a member of Ron Rivera’s defensive line in Washington.
Per source, DE Shaka Toney will be on the 53-man roster. Quickness, but also: bigger guy who can run and they used him in a lot of special teams roles.
— John Keim (@john_keim) August 31, 2021
The 6’2″, 238 pound defensive end from Penn State will start his NFL career backing up arguably the best defensive end duo in the league in Chase Young and Montez Sweat. The word out of Washington is that Toney impressed the coaches with his quickness off the edge along with being a bigger guy that can run and contribute in a lot of special team roles.