According to ESPN.com, Tampa Bay has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Ndamukong Suh, who was arguably the biggest name left in the National Football League free agency pool.
With Tom Coughlin believing in a strong rotation in the defensive trenches, it's possible the Jags could be interested, but they recently parted ways with defensive tackle Malik Jackson for the same reasons the Bucs are probably parting ways with McCoy: cap issues.
McCoy is entering his 10th season, but can still provide some veteran leadership and production in the trenches for a contending team.
A trade wasn't really plausible since no other team was willing to pick up McCoy's $13-million salary and compensate the Bucs with a player or draft pick.
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And McCoy's rate stats - especially after he returned from injury in Week 9 - paint a much brighter picture.
Having a six-time Pro Bowl player ahead of him will help him as he learns the ropes - and it will also help the Cowboys as they would have an impressive line with McCoy joining DeMarcus Lawrence, Robert Quinn, and Tyrone Crawford.
In 2018, he had six sacks in 14 games for the Buccaneers. McCoy has a combined 19 sacks over the last three seasons to go with 24 tackles for loss and he has missed just four games.
One thing we know about Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden is that they aren't afraid to take chances on talented players, even if they are a little older. As for why he landed in Tampa Bay, he really likes the Buccaneers' new defensive coordinator, ex-Jets coach Todd Bowles, according to ESPN. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just released Gerald McCoy on Monday Night. It would also be the last ingredient for their deep run this upcoming season. Playing for the Saints would guarantee at least two at-bats for him to punish the Buccaneers in divisional matchups this season, and maybe more down the line if he agrees to a multi-year contract.