Browns Considering Gerald McCoy

The Buccaneers have moved on from Gerald McCoy, but he might not be out of work for long. The Browns have had “positive” internal discussions about the defensive tackle, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com (on Twitter) hears. 

Fowler also hears that price will be a driving force in the Browns’ interest level, which goes for any free agent. McCoy’s pedigree as a six-time Pro Bowler suggests that he could fetch a high price on the open market, though his recent production complicates matters.

McCoy did not make the Pro Bowl last season, his first snub since 2011. Still, he managed six sacks and graded as one of Pro Football Focus’ upper-echelon interior defenders. He’s also proven to be durable, having played in at least 14 games in each of the past seven campaigns.

At this juncture of the offseason, McCoy stands as one of the top free agents left on the market. Of course, he would have had a stronger market if he was released in March, but there are still dollars to be spent in the NFL. The Browns, for example, have upwards of $33MM to burn. Ten other clubs – the Colts, Texans, 49ers, Titans, Raiders, jets, Bills, Dolphins, Eagles, and Seahawks – have more than $25MM in breathing room.

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8 comments on “Browns Considering Gerald McCoy

  1. mbraun9

    McCoy said he wants to play for a contender (hinted at Patriots)….he also said money wasn’t the deciding factor. He has made over 100 million and now just wants a ring

  2. playicy

    Browns are a contender and with him they can be good for years and be the next patriots!

  3. playicy

    Browns are going to be good and contending most of the year, but need more pieces to surround this young contending team to a super bowl

    • At what positions at this point? Safety and OG are the biggest possible weaknesses.

      • SuperSinker

        Well sure but with 33 million free you shouldn’t say no to good players. Injuries will happen, stack your team even if it is a position of strength. If your D lineman can rotate it helps everyone

        • bravesfan88
          bravesfan88

          I tend to agree, I think they should sign McCoy, Tre Boston, and then wait to see if any upgrades at Guard get released that they can aquire..Next, barring any unforseen injuries, call it an off-season, and continue to grind it out!!

          Cleveland is going to be a fun team to watch and see how they do this year. I’m a 49ers fan, but as a football fan, you can’t help but be intrigued by the talent and roster they’ve put together..

          Here’s to a Browns v. 49ers SB!! lol haha…Yeah, incredibly unlikely, but a man can dream..

  4. themaven

    I see him going to the Colts.They’ve got more cap room and frankly need him more than the Browns do.

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