Gerald McCoy had a ‘great’ visit with Browns, could sign with team after visit with Ravens
The Cleveland Browns are among the suitors trying to acquire the services of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. It appears the veteran plans on continuing his tour of the AFC North with the Baltimore Ravens next week.
McCoy had met with the Browns on Friday, but they were unable to secure a deal. According to Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com, Cleveland is still optimistic about its chances to sign him after he meets with Baltimore:
Gerald McCoy’s visit with the Browns went “great” and they tried to sign him before he left town Friday, but he’ll honor a commitment to visit the Ravens on Tuesday, a league source said.
It is safe to say that the Browns did all they could to not let McCoy leave the building without signing a contract. Unfortunately for them, it is clear that the veteran is adamant about making his visits this time of year. There is no question that the Ravens will aim to do the same next week.
McCoy has enjoyed plenty of individual success as a six-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro. At this point, it is safe to assume will intend to join the team that gives him the best chance of competing for a Super Bowl.
Both the Ravens and Browns are intriguing options. Baltimore had the best defense in the league last season and made a splash in free agency with the signing of safety Earl Thomas. Meanwhile, no team has generated more hype in the offseason with a star-studded roster than Cleveland. It will be interesting to see which of the two AFC North rivals he finds more appealing.