DT McCoy concentrating on contender: ‘I need to win’

Free-agent defensive deal with Gerald McCoy, who visited with the Cleveland Browns on Friday, informed ESPN’s Josina Anderson that irrespective of the place he lands, the group “goes to be a contender.”

“I need to win,” the six-time Professional Bowler stated. “I am not anxious about the place I am dwelling. Wherever I bought to go to win. … Everyone’s open.”

McCoy was launched Monday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a transfer that was financially motivated. The perimeters couldn’t attain an settlement over his $13 million wage, none of which was assured. McCoy had three years remaining on his deal, which might have stored him with the group by means of 2021.

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Browns normal supervisor John Dorsey stated Thursday that the assembly with McCoy can be a chance for each side to see in the event that they match collectively.

A number of different groups are stated to be fascinated by McCoy, who was the No. three total decide within the 2010 draft. McCoy is scheduled to go to the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, a supply confirmed to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. He has a powerful relationship with Ravens defensive position coach Joe Cullen, who coached McCoy in Tampa in 2014-15.

Although McCoy’s numbers have been down in 2018, Dorsey stated he does not imagine the participant is near being completed.

“As regards to his means to play the sport of soccer, he can nonetheless play the sport of soccer,” Dorsey stated.

McCoy, 31, had six sacks and a team-leading 21 quarterback pressures in 2018, when the Bucs went 5-11 and missed the playoffs for the 11th consecutive season. He has 54½ sacks in 123 profession video games, was an All-Professional in 2013 and was a Professional Bowl choice yearly from 2012 to 2017.

The Browns’ offensive coordinator, Todd Monken, spent three seasons in Tampa operating the Bucs’ offense.

“I feel a number of Gerald,” Monken stated earlier this week. “Gerald has had an incredible profession and was an excellent soccer participant for us. He is a terrific particular person.”

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