Report: Buccaneers To Release McCoy


 *Updated to reflect official Bucs Statement

Gerald McCoy has been informed by the Buccaneers that he will be released officially tomorrow at 4pm after 9 seasons per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.


The move will save the Buccaneers $13 million against the salary cap. His 2019 was ultimately the sticking point for a Bucs front office who are cap strapped. New head coach Bruce Arians also has commented on how McCoy‘s production and salary don’t match up, and it’s something they would have to address. Well they have finally addressed it, and now Vita Vea will now look to fill that void. And maybe a cap friendly free agent to help fill that gap as well.

McCoy was drafted in 2010 by the Bucs with the third overall pick. Notching 54.5 career sacks.

Statement by GM Jason Licht and Head Coach Bruce Arians Vita Ian Rapoport.

This is a developing story, stay tuned to for further details.



  1. It would appear the Bucs couldn’t find a suitor to make an official trade. Speaks volumes that McCoy couldn’t even produce a fourth or fifth round pick as a courtesy for his nine years of service.

    In a matter of days he’ll announce he has joined the Browns for 8,000,000.

    This is when the NFL shows it’s ugly underbelly.

    I’m glad the saga has reached an end.

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