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Gerald McCoy | Defensive Lineman

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 300
College: Oklahoma
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Bucs placed DT Gerald McCoy on injured reserve with a sprained knee, ending his season.
The bad news is that McCoy's "hyperextension" has been upgraded to a sprain, but the good news is that he doesn't need surgery. McCoy will likely be back to 100 percent health sometime in the next 4-6 weeks. The No. 3 overall pick of the 2010 draft has had a beastly season, logging 35 tackles and 8.5 sacks. He's graded out as the No. 2 overall defensive tackle in Pro Football Focus' ratings. McCoy has had trouble with injures in the past, but will head into the offseason having suited up for 45 of Tampa's past 48 games. Dec 15 - 3:10 PM

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Bucs DT Gerald McCoy hyperextended his knee during Sunday's loss at Carolina.

It's the second straight week that McCoy has suffered a knee injury. This time, the Bucs should go ahead and call it a wrap on the season for arguably their best player. McCoy entered Sunday with 8.5 sacks and one forced fumble, grading out as PFF's No. 3 overall defensive tackle.
Dec 14 - 6:56 PM

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy's knee injury is only a bruise.

McCoy played through the ailment in Sunday's loss. It shouldn't be an issue for Week 15.
Dec 8 - 3:11 PM

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy exited Week 14 against the Lions with a right knee injury.

It was an odd injury for McCoy. It was a non-contact injury, but he did not appear to twist or land on his knee awkwardly either. McCoy tested out his knee on the sideline before returning one series later.
Dec 7 - 1:20 PM

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy (groin) said he's fine to play in Sunday's game at Washington.

McCoy did not practice on Wednesday, prompting coach Lovie Smith to say even a 60-70 percent McCoy is better than not having him. On Thursday, the 2013 first-team All-Pro said he's feeling better than 60 percent. It's not good news for Alf Morris.
Nov 13 - 12:20 PM

Buccaneers signed DT Gerald McCoy to a seven-year, $98 million extension through 2021.

The deal includes $51.5 million guaranteed, and makes McCoy the highest paid defensive tackle in NFL history. McCoy struggled with injuries his first two seasons, but bounced back to become one of the most dominant defensive forces in the league over the last two years. Only 26, McCoy was a first-team All-Pro last season, and already has two Pro Bowl selections under his belt. Amid constant double teams, McCoy has two sacks and nine hurries on 274 snaps this season. 2013 was McCoy's real breakout campaign, registering 9.5 sacks, 50 tackles, and four pass breakups.
Oct 25 - 1:07 PM

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy (broken hand) participated in Monday's practice.

McCoy is fully expected to return for Week 4 after sitting out last week's debacle. His status will be updated later this week.
Sep 22 - 3:08 PM

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy (hand) is inactive for Week 3 against the Falcons.

The Bucs simply didn't have enough time to get McCoy's broken hand ready on a short week. One of the league's premier defensive linemen, McCoy is expected to return for Week 4.
Sep 18 - 7:06 PM

The Bucs are not expecting DT Gerald McCoy (hand) to play in Thursday night's game against the Falcons.

McCoy just broke his hand four days ago against the Rams. He'll be able to play through it with a club, but it's just too soon. Look for Da'Quan Bowers to start.
Sep 18 - 12:13 PM

Gerald McCoy (broken hand) was held out of Bucs practice on Tuesday, and is uncertain for Thursday's game against the Falcons.

McCoy has been fitted with a cast. Speaking after practice Tuesday, McCoy hinted he won't suit up against the Falcons. "We're trying to figure out the best way to keep it protected," McCoy said. "There's always a risk you could make it worse. ... I don't think it's a secret that it's going to be hard to play with a broken hand after a couple days." It appears McCoy is planning to play through the injury, but is unlikely to do so before Week 4.
Sep 16 - 2:56 PM

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy exited Sunday's Week 2 game against the Rams with a broken hand and will not return.

McCoy exited early in the first quarter, and the Rams took advantage of it by pounding Zac Stacy on the ground for an opening-drive two-yard touchdown. The Bucs have been ravaged by injuries up front; they lost LE Adrian Clayborn to a torn biceps this week and RE Michael Johnson is also out for Week 2. McCoy is a two-time Pro Bowl selection and first-team All-Pro. He's probably the Bucs' best player. Depending on how severe or uncomfortable the hand is, McCoy could miss anywhere from zero to eight weeks. That's a pure guess.
Sep 14 - 5:12 PM

The Tampa Bay Times reports the Bucs and DT Gerald McCoy have begun contract extension talks.

With the draft now over, McCoy becomes priority No. 1 for the Bucs' front office. The third overall pick in 2010 is entering the final year of his rookie deal and is set to earn a $10.295 million base salary. McCoy has 14.5 sacks the past two seasons and is expected to be a great fit in coach Lovie Smith's new defense. Already the third-highest paid defensive tackle in the league, McCoy will likely command over $12 million annually on his new deal.
May 25 - 11:51 AM

Gerald McCoy says he isn't considering a holdout heading into the final year of his rookie contract.

"When they say report to camp, Gerald McCoy will be there regardless of what happens," McCoy said Tuesday. Coming off a monster campaign, McCoy has moved past the injury issues that plagued his first two years in the league. Coach Lovie Smith has called extending McCoy a "priority." He's currently scheduled to make $10.295 million.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 15 - 5:25 PM

Coach Lovie Smith said extending the contract of DT Gerald McCoy is a priority.

McCoy is set to earn $10.295 million in 2014, the final year of his rookie contract. He's coming off a dominant season that saw him pile up nine sacks and four batted passes, getting named a first-team All-Pro for the first time. "We want him around for a long time," Smith said.
Mar 26 - 8:29 AM

Gerald McCoy has shed about 20 pounds in the offseason.

"That's a lot," McCoy said. "It's just been diet and working. It's taken a lot of focus and dedication." It's unclear what McCoy exactly weighs now; the Pro Bowl defensive tackle is listed at 300 pounds on both the team and league websites, but it's hard to see him playing at 280. Nevertheless, it is likely he's seeking to get quicker.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 04:44:00 PM

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