Should Atlanta Be Interested In Gerald McCoy?

Tanya Simon
May 21, 2019

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy Monday. The Buccaneers decided not to pay McCoy the $13 million he was due for the upcoming season.

McCoy had appeared to be on the outs in Tampa Bay ever since the Annual League Meeting when new Bucs coach Bruce Arians told reporters that McCoy had not been as disruptive in recent years. Jernigan if healthy should make the team, while Ridgeway as a run-stuffer and guy who can allow Cox to rest is also possible.

A former No. 3 overall pick, McCoy has spent nine seasons in Tampa and leaves as one of the greatest players in franchise history. "Gerald is a class-act and I wish him the best". The same can't be said for Gerald McCoy. Browns legendary LT Joe Thomas told Doerschuk, "I'd have to pinch myself" if Dorsey would be able to land McCoy on top of the additions so far, like star WR Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, and Sheldon Richardson among others. This was the first year that he could be released without the team incurring "dead money" against the salary cap, and the move will add significantly to the team's flexibility under that cap.

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Even after signing both Al Woods and Jamie Meder, and drafting DeMarcus Christmas, the Seahawks could use more help on the defensive interior to pair with Jarran Reed and Poona Ford.

Tampa Bay apparently worked with McCoy on the matter and wants him to find a suitable home.

The Buccaneers will say good bye to a veteran presence on defense.

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