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Gerald McCoy visits Baltimore, but Browns remain in contention for free agent

Gerald McCoy is still in Baltimore.

The Browns remain in the mix to sign him.

McCoy, the six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, had a positive visit with the Browns last week. He arrived in Baltimore on Tuesday to meet with the Ravens, according to multiple reports.

He went to dinner with players and coaches, and the visit was scheduled to continue today. The Ravens are trying to sign him before he leaves town.


Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday night the Browns were “still very much under consideration” and McCoy could visit one more team after the AFC North rivals.

McCoy, 31, is a free agent after the Buccaneers cut him May 20 when they couldn’t find a team willing to take his $13 million salary in a trade.

“He can still play the game of football,” Browns general manager John Dorsey said Thursday.

McCoy would give the Browns four Pro Bowlers for the four spots across the defensive line. He went to six straight Pro Bowls from 2012-17 and would join tackle Sheldon Richardson, who made the Pro Bowl in 2014, and ends Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon, who made their all-star debuts last season.

The Browns would be the fifth team since 1970 to enter a season with four Pro Bowlers starting on the defensive line, according to NFL Research. The 1970-74 Vikings, 1980 Rams, 1982-83 Cowboys and 2018 Jaguars were the others.

McCoy had six sacks in 14 games in 2018. In 123 starts and games, he has 54.5 sacks, 296 tackles, 79 tackles for loss and 140 quarterback hits.

He’s known for his explosive first step, and teammates, coaches and opponents also rave about his personality.

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.


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