On Monday, Gerald McCoy became a former player of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the team announced the defensive tackle’s departure. It was described as the two sides “mutually parted ways.”
General Manager Jason Licht referred to McCoy as a franchise cornerstone in his statement, while head coach Bruce Arians offered some words as well.
“I know Gerald has done a lot of good things on and off the football field in Tampa during his time here,” Arians said. “You hate to see good football players go, but this is a decision that we felt needed to be made in order to allow us, and Gerald, the ability to move forward. Gerald is a class-act and I wish him the best.”
The defensive tackle isn’t expected to be on the open markety for soon as it looks like he already has a suitor less than an hour after his release.
Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. responded to an Instagram post from ESPN’s Adam Schefter by calling on McCoy to sign in Cleveland.
Schefter had previously noted that McCoy wanted to sign to a contender, which is something the Browns haven’t done since the city got their franchise back in the 90’s.
But, all signs are pointing to this team doing big things in 2019 and in the future with their recent signings as they look to improve off their 7-9 season in 2018.
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