John Dorsey says Gerald McCoy to visit Browns Friday

Interest is mutual between team, 6-time Pro Bowler

Daryl Ruiter
May 23, 2019 - 5:14 pm

Cleveland, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Free agent defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will visit the Browns on Friday.

General manager John Dorsey made the revelation following the official 2021 NFL Draft announcement held at Public Square Thursday afternoon.

“He’s a good player,” Dorsey said.

When asked specifically if McCoy, a six-time Pro Bowler, would be visiting the Browns, Dorsey coyly responded, “Is he coming here to Cleveland? Like I’ve always told you all, I will turn over every stone. It just so happens he may be in the city of Cleveland tomorrow (Friday).”

Dorsey later clarified that McCoy does in fact have a visit with the Browns scheduled Friday.

“It’s a chance for each of us to kind of meet each other one on one,” Dorsey said. “Let’s find out who Gerald is and give Gerald a chance to see who the Cleveland Browns are and the direction we’re headed.

“With regards to his ability to play the game of football he can still play the game of football.”

Since 2010 McCoy is ranked fourth among defensive tackles with 54.5 sacks, including 6.0 in each of the last two seasons. He’s also added 296 tackles, 79 tackles for loss and 140 quarterback hits.

Offensive coordinator Todd Monken, who held the same position the previous three seasons in Tampa Bay, was recently asked by Dorsey about McCoy.

“I think a lot of Gerald,” Monken said following Wednesday’s OTAs. “Gerald has had a tremendous career and was an outstanding football player for us. He is a great person. I won’t comment anything else about it. I know I can [comment] because he is a free agent and they let him go, but other than that, there was some other things that we talked about, but I like Gerald a lot.”

McCoy, 31, was released Monday by Tampa Bay after nine seasons with him scheduled to make $13 million this coming season.

The Buccaneers replaced McCoy with Ndamukong Suh after signing him to a one-year deal worth up to $10 million, a savings of $3 million.

The Browns have over $33.4 million in salary cap space available.