Raiders Meet With DT Gerald McCoy

After suffering a season-ending injury in August 2020, Gerald McCoy has resurfaced on the NFL radar. The Raiders brought Pro Bowl defensive tackle in for a visit Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets.

McCoy signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys in March of last year but saw a torn quad end his season during Cowboys camp. The Cowboys released McCoy, and he spent last season out of football. This marks the 10-year veteran’s first known connection to a team since that development.

While McCoy is a six-time Pro Bowler from his quality run with the Buccaneers, the last of those nods came in 2017. The former top-five pick was one of the NFL’s best defensive linemen during the 2010s, but he is now 33. Although the veteran D-tackle missed all of 2020 due to injury, he displayed durability for most of his career leading up to that point. McCoy started 16 games in Carolina in 2019 and missed just eight games from 2012-18 with Tampa Bay. And he exited his Panthers season with 59.5 career sacks.

The Raiders have a host of veteran presences at defensive tackle. They return Johnathan Hankins and added Solomon Thomas, Quinton Jefferson and Darius Philon in free agency. Las Vegas did not spend any draft choices on this position this year.

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