Gerald McCoy to visit Panthers

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A third suitor has emerged for the services of free agent defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

McCoy will visit the Panthers this week, Joe Person of TheAthletic.com reports.

Carolina will be the third stop on McCoy’s free agent tour. He has previously visited Cleveland and Baltimore, but didn’t reach a deal with either team.

The Buccaneers cut McCoy because they didn’t want to pay his $13 million salary this season, and it’s highly unlikely any other team will pay McCoy that kind of money either. But McCoy is still a good enough player that he can be a valuable addition to some team, and the Panthers know that well, seeing him twice a year in the NFC South. Carolina could be the right place for McCoy to take his talents.

25 responses to “Gerald McCoy to visit Panthers

  1. A chance to stick it to your old team twice a year is worth taking less money from other teams. I see him signing with the Panthers mainly to get back to his old team. Maybe that was the plan all along and the Browns and Ravens were just part of the chess game his agent is playing to get him some leverage.

  2. @branisthekingofthe6kingdoms

    Except he said he wanted to go to a contender now, not jump from one dumpster fire organization to another.

  3. If he didn’t sign with the Ravens which I suspect he still will, he’s in it for the money and now wins. Or it could be a combination of the two. Who knows but if I’m the Ravens I am going to start reducing my offer every day he doesn’t take it.

  4. BayAreaBrownsBacker says:
    May 29, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    If the Browns sign him, they will have 3 pro bowlers on their defensive line (Sheldon Richardson, Garrett, McCoy). That’s a scary thought.

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    They have Olivier Vernon too – so that would be all 4 starters as Pro Bowlers.

    But who knows what will happen at this point – McCoy could easily end up visiting New England after Carolina and signing there.

  5. Bucs fans better be careful what they wish for. Sure, McCoy might have lost a step. But when McCaffrey, Freeman and Kamara are breaking off huge runs into the interior of the defense throughout the division schedule, you’ll realize how valuable McCoy actually was.

  6. It all depends on what McCoy actually wants. The Browns are an up and coming team with a chance this year to make the playoff. The Ravens are already a play off caliber team. The Panthers are a fading team, that probably won’t make the playoffs. However it give McCoy a chance to stick it to his former team twice a year. Cincinnati is years away from making the playoffs. If the Saints were interested in him, that would give him a chance to make the playoffs and stick in to his former team twice a year as well. Unless the Saints are interested in McCoy, I think it’s between the Browns and Ravens.

  7. BayAreaBrownsBacker says:
    May 29, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    But who knows what will happen at this point – McCoy could easily end up visiting New England after Carolina and signing there.
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    Thats would be the best and smartest move if he even wants to make it to the playoffs and even smell the super bowl.

    With his luck though, he signs with the Patriots- Brady gets hurt and they go 8-8 and just miss the playoffs…not wanting it to necessarily happen- just sayin’.

  8. after years of being stifled and held back by the bucs, GMC is trying to weigh all his options to learn from winning teams visiting their facilities…

  9. It’s obvious no other team is coming close to the $13M or he would have signed. Still saying he signs a one year deal for $6m-$8m

  10. Bucs fans better be careful what they wish for. Sure, McCoy might have lost a step. But when McCaffrey, Freeman and Kamara are breaking off huge runs into the interior of the defense throughout the division schedule, you’ll realize how valuable McCoy actually was.
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    That’s already been happening with McCoy in there.

  11. You people do realize the Panthers were 6-2 until Newton’s shoulder gave out right? I am not saying they are a likely Super Bowl team as of right now, but to think they do not have the pieces is way off base.

    They nearly beat the beloved and almighty Saints in December on MNF with a QB who literally threw 2 passes beyond 5 yards…

  12. The Vikings should trade Waynes to the cards & use that space to go for McCoy as Richardson’s replacement. That would be a good move.

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