Well, that was fast. Shortly after meeting with him on Wednesday afternoon, the Raiders have agreed to sign defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport). The Raiders have since confirmed the deal via press release.
The veteran made the most of his workout, showcasing the skills that made him a star player in Tampa. McCoy earned six Pro Bowl nods with the Buccaneers and performed as one of the NFL’s best defensive lineman in the 2010s. On the flipside, he’s 33 years old, and his last Pro Bowl selection came in 2017.
McCoy found his way to the Panthers in 2019 after his Bucs release. He appeared in all 16 games, registering five sacks — making it 59.5 for his career. McCoy would join the Cowboys in March of 2020, only to see a torn quad end his season before it began.
All in all, McCoy has 139 appearances (all starts), 352 tackles, 59.5 sacks, 79 tackles for loss, 24 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries. If he stays healthy, McCoy could have an opportunity to lead the Raiders’ experienced interior group. Jon Gruden already has Johnathan Hankins, Solomon Thomas, Quinton Jefferson, and Darius Philon on hand.
19 comments on “Raiders Sign Gerald McCoy”
Dude gone be a beast in the NFL
He hasnt the been a beast in years. He’s a rotational player now
That seems like a solid all round group, but I don’t know if any stand out over the others as next level. Hankins is obviously the best in that regard, but the rest seem like a similar collection of older players with about the same level of expectations. Not bad, but there doesn’t seem like there’s a huge need to add McCoy. I don’t think he’ll start full time, and Thomas already figured to rotate, so I suppose they could move those two in and out as DT2s alongside Hankins. Jefferson and Philon both filled those roles with their previous teams too, though. This doesn’t seem bad necessarily and all are individually useful players, but I don’t know where all these DT2s will get enough reps to get into rhythm.
He was good but he wasn’t a game changer like Sapp was. Granted Sapp played with several pro bowlers and McCoy well played with Lavante David.
McCoy only gave 3 quarters. He never came up big in the last few minutes of a game like Sapp did. Sapp would have a key sack on 3rd or 4th down or pressure a QB in to an interception. McCoy faded away as the game went on.
Typical Chuckie move. Wow 6 more years of this
yea… signing depth… what a moron!
Gruden’s roster moves and draft picks are probably the worst in the league. Very worst. Great coach. Awful GM. And make no mistake, Mayock aside, Gruden is the true GM.
Not even close. How about doing some research before you spout off at the mouth.
No research needed bruh. Look at his draft classes. Free agent signings. Trash. I’m thankful that he took Dunge’s team to the title for us back in 2003. Then he proceeded to destroy the roster and get himself fired. And now he’s building a disaster in Oakland. Where he is certainly going to be fired in the next two years.
“Great coach.” Yeah, 19 years ago. He’s barely floating at .500 for his career. His greatest strength was his color commentary.
McCoy will probably be the Raiders most effective interior pass rusher this coming season. That says more about the rest of the Raiders DTs than about McCoy.
I can see that. McCoy is that odd DT who is much more of a pass rusher inside than a run stopper, but at his age and after missed time, we’ll have to see how he holds up in what used to be an area of strength. I just don’t see him holding down a full time role as the second tackle, especially with three other players who have played significant snaps doing that same thing.
Jon Gruden always willing to sign a guy who was good 4 years ago
The Raiders are a mess, but Mark Davis can’t afford to make a coaching change.
Gruden the coach is not the problem. Gruden the GM is the real problem. Could Davis get Gruden to agree to give up control of player personnel decisions to a qualified GM? Probably not.
That’s what I said
I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say that they’re a mess, but they should be better than above average-which is what they are. Tearing down the offensive line right now was questionable at best, especially considering how much better the Chargers and Broncos seem to be this year as opposed to the last two. The AFC West as a whole has gotten much more competitive in my mind, and the Raiders can’t keep doing this “one step forward, one step backward” shuffle that they keep performing under Gruden, no matter how much time he has to build the roster.