Browns have ‘inquired’ about Gerald McCoy
The Cleveland Browns once were rumored to have interest in trading for former Buccaneers Gerald McCoy. Now Cleveland may just sign him outright.
McCoy was released by the Bucs on Monday, and Cleveland.com reported the interest in signing the 31-year old.
McCoy, who’s never made the playoffs, wants to play for a contender. The surging Browns would be an attractive landing spot too, and some players have even taken to Twitter to make sure McCoy knows he is wanted.
Browns players Odell Beckham Jr. and Damarious Randall quickly commented on the NFL’s posting of McCoy’s release. Bryan Shaw, a meteorologist for Cleveland’s WEWS-TV, captured this on his Twitter feed:
— Bryan Shaw (@WxShaw) May 20, 2019
Playing for the rising force that is John Dorsey’s Browns could be tempting, and it could also provide McCoy with a good fit schematically because of all the new talent, including across the defensive line where the Browns have added end Olivier Vernon and tackle Sheldon Richardson. They also have Pro Bowl pass-rusher Myles Garrett gearing up for another big season.
McCoy, who’s had at least five sacks in his last seven seasons, would likely land an immediate starting job inside next to either Richardson or Larry Ogunjobi.
The Browns have roughly $14 million in cap space as it stands right now. McCoy was set to make $13 million this season before his release.