The Buccaneers and Gerald McCoy exchanged countless proposals and they have been working on a deal every week since before camp, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. It’s a deal that both sides wanted and they got it done with a reported seven-year, $98MM extension earlier today.
Here are some other notes from around the NFL:
- Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com put together his thoughts on the McCoy deal, noting that the Buccaneers have a bunch of cap space available and they had to spend it somewhere.
- If the Titans trade linebacker Wesley Woodyard, who was just signed this offseason as a free agent, it’ll be an indictment on their front office, writes Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com. It’s not a good idea to hang on to someone who isn’t working out or is a bad fit, but the Titans couldn’t afford to have missed so badly on a pricey addition. (Nearly 12% of our readers believe Woodyard will be traded.)
- With Lions‘ defensive tackle C.J. Mosley suspended and away from the team, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press was asked if the fans would finally get to see Larry Webster play significant snaps. Birkett thinks Webster will get a few snaps, but as a defensive end he will not be replacing Mosley’s playing time.
- Jets‘ quarterback Geno Smith has struggled as the team fell into a 1-6 start, but after the addition of Percy Harvin, Smith has what amounts to a nine-game audition to prove he deserves a chance to be the team’s quarterback in 2015, writes Kimberly Martin of Newsday.
Rob DiRe contributed to this post.