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Report: Gerald McCoy sets up visit with Browns

Gerald McCoy, Browns

After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shocked the NFL world and released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy earlier this week, many other NFL teams are beginning to look into signing the standout player.

One of those teams, the Cleveland Browns, has secured the first meeting with McCoy, according to reports.

According to both Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport, McCoy will be meeting with the Browns first as he begins to search for a new NFL home. Currently, the plan is for McCoy to visit the team in the next couple of days, and that the Panthers and Bengals are also in the mix for teams interested in getting to speak with the former Buccaneer.

Further confirming the news of the visit, Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot spoke with Browns general manager John Dorsey, who confirmed the meeting with McCoy as happening tomorrow.

For Dorsey, the visit is just a chance to get to know McCoy, and see if he’ll fit in with what the Browns are attempting to accomplish this season.

Of course, Dorsey did note that McCoy was a good player, and was simply doing his due diligence in meeting with him.

McCoy was surprisingly released from the Buccaneers earlier this week, with many reports stating that the team did not want to pay his $13 million salary for the year and were unable to find any trade partners for the defensive tackle.

While McCoy likely won’t be commanding a high price tag during his late free agency search, he should be able to land with a team that is looking for some veteran help, and for McCoy, a chance to compete for a Super Bowl might be better than a huge payday.