Chicago Bears Countdown to Kickoff: 85 Days with Dennis McKinnon

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Dennis McKinnon after leaving the Chicago Bears

In Dallas, McKinnon logged under 200 yards and one receiving touchdown and was not resigned by the team during the following offseason. McKinnon would go on to sign with the Dolphins but was cut before he could make an appearance with the team. Shortly after, McKinnon officially retired from the NFL after an eight-year NFL career.

The majority of McKinnon's production came with the Chicago Bears, and upon retirement, the receiver finished his Chicago career with 180 receptions, 2,840 yards, 21 receiving touchdowns, and three touchdowns as a returner. Across franchise history, these totals put McKinnon 18th in receptions and yards, 13th in receiving touchdowns, and second in punt return touchdowns (it's worth it to note that upon his retirement, McKinnon held franchise records for punt return touchdowns and second in return yards, both of which would eventually be passed by Devin Hester).

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Following his retirement, McKinnon has written an autobiography titled Chicago Bear #85 Silky D Bares All and currently works as the CEO of Bearly Active Productions Inc., which "provides services that include but are not limited to corporate events, motivational speaking, celebrity appearances, musical acts, product endorsements, and fundraising".