Will Patriots Try To Sign Gerald McCoy After His Release From Buccaneers?

Arnold Nichols
May 22, 2019

The Cleveland Browns will be a player for the recently released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy after having positive internal discussions about the matter, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. McCoy is halfway through a seven-year, $93 million contract he signed in 2014 and will forfeit the $33,432,253 over to him over the next three seasons (none guaranteed) if cut.

According to ESPN.com, Tampa Bay has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Ndamukong Suh, who was arguably the biggest name left in the National Football League free agency pool. McCoy has a combined 19 sacks over the last three seasons to go with 24 tackles for loss and he has missed just four games.

Suh would replace Gerald McCoy, who was released by the Buccaneers on Monday.

As far as the most important stuff being the money situation, it's possible for Los Angeles to pull this off even though they only have $12.9 million in cap space, according to Over The Cap. He recorded six sacks and 28 total tackles last season, and he had 21 quarterback hits.

Without getting outside help, the Bucs will have to hope that last year's first round pick, DT Vita Vea, develops into a defensive bulldozer to help make up for McCoy's absence.

The Colts didn't add heavily to the interior defensive line this offseason but with McCoy becoming available, they should consider bringing him into the rotation. Now that he's off the roster, McCoy will count nothing against Tampa Bay's cap. The Stars overcame a first-round 11-stroke deficit while shooting the best 72-hole score in program history in the 2018 NAIA Championships.

Unless McCoy lands with another NFC South team, Turner and the other Carolina linemen won't have to deal with him almost as often.

The thought of a starting defensive line that features edge rushers Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram with McCoy and Tillery inside, would be a dream come true for many supporters.

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