Report: Gerald McCoy intrigued by Browns, may make a visit
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is intrigued by the Cleveland Browns and could set up a visit soon if things progress, according to cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot. The Browns are one of several teams McCoy is interested after he became a free agent earlier this week when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released him:
The Browns have expressed interest in McCoy, 31, and have been in contact with his representatives. Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken, who spent the previous three season in Tampa Bay with McCoy, also said Wednesday that Browns GM John Dorsey has asked him about McCoy.
“I think a lot of Gerald,’’ Monken said Wednesday before the fifth OTA. “He was an outstanding football player for us and he’s had a tremendous career. I like Gerald a lot.’’
Cabot stresses that since McCoy never experienced postseason football in his nine years with the Bucs, he wants to suit up for a contender. The Browns’ young talent intrigues McCoy. Cleveland is stacked on defense, featuring the likes of Myles Garrett, Olivier Vernon, Damarious Randall, and Denzel Ward, among others.
Garrett recently said the Browns were set at defensive tackle, but he’d certainly accept it if more help comes in the form of a player like McCoy.
The 31-year-old McCoy has amassed 54.5 sacks, 296 tackles, and 140 quarterback hits in his career.