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

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

“I need to win,” the six-time Professional Bowler mentioned. “I am not anxious about the place I am dwelling. Wherever I obtained to go to win. … All people’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 saved him with the crew via 2021.

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Browns normal supervisor John Dorsey mentioned Thursday that the assembly with McCoy could be a possibility for either side to see in the event that they match collectively.

A number of different groups are mentioned to be serious about McCoy, 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 line of defense coach Joe Cullen, who coached McCoy in Tampa in 2014-15.

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

“Almost about his potential to play the sport of soccer, he can nonetheless play the sport of soccer,” Dorsey mentioned.

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 54 ½ sacks in 123 profession video games, was an All-Professional in 2013 and was a Professional Bowl choice yearly from 2012-17.

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

“I believe quite a lot of Gerald,” Monken mentioned earlier this week. “Gerald has had an amazing profession and was an excellent soccer participant for us. He is a fantastic individual.”

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