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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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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

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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

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy recorded two tackles for a loss, one sack, and three quarterback hits in Tampa's Week 1 upset of Carolina.

McCoy sparked a dominant defensive effort by the Bucs' (previously?) suspect defense, as they held Cam Newton's high-powered Panthers offense to 10 points. Carolina finished with a pathetic 10 rushing yards on 13 carries. Since drafting McCoy with the third overall pick in 2010, the Buccaneers have a 12-8 record when he plays. When he doesn't play, the Bucs have gone 3-10.
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 10:19:00 PM

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy (torn biceps) declared himself 100 percent healthy.

McCoy, who sustained his injury last November, was an active participant at OTAs. The former No. 3 overall pick will be a key run-stuffer up the gut for new coach Greg Schiano. The Bucs were gashed for a league-worst 156.1 rushing yards per game last season. McCoy has just four sacks through 19 NFL games.
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 09:35:00 AM

New Bucs coach Greg Schiano believes third-year DT Gerald McCoy "can be a dominant force in this league."

McCoy has actually been a better run defender than pass rusher through two seasons, but Schiano hopes to maximize his all-around talent. "He plays defensive tackle the way I like,’’ Schiano said. "He’s a penetrating guy who can change direction. We’ve got to keep him healthy." Through two seasons, the Bucs have gone 11-8 with McCoy in the lineup. They're 3-10 when he's been out.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 01:52:00 PM

Gerald McCoy (torn biceps) assured that he will be ready for the entirety of the Bucs offseason program.

"When everything starts back up on April 23," said McCoy, "I'll be the first one in the building ready to roll." If McCoy can stay healthy for a full season, his return will go a long way toward fixing the Bucs' league-worst run defense.
Wed, Feb 1, 2012 11:32:00 AM

Bucs placed DT Gerald McCoy (torn biceps) on injured reserve, ending his season.

McCoy has now torn both his biceps since being the No. 3 overall pick of last year's draft, and missed two games earlier this season with an ankle injury. There's little question he's an enormous talent, but he has to prove he can stay on the field in 2012. Roy Miller and Frank Okam should see the majority of the snaps in McCoy's absence, but DEs Da'Quan Bowers and George Johnson both spent time at tackle with Okam (calf) sidelined Sunday.
Mon, Nov 7, 2011 12:55:00 PM

The St. Petersburg Times reports that the right arm injury sustained to Bucs DT Gerald McCoy in Week 9 is likely season ending.

It's a torn right biceps muscle, the opposite arm of which McCoy tore his biceps last year. McCoy will go through a thorough evaluation process, but the team is not optimistic about his chances of returning this season. The former No. 3 overall pick has been highly susceptible to injuries. McCoy will reportedly be placed on injured reserve for the second time in as many years.
Sun, Nov 6, 2011 04:42:00 PM

Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy was forced from Sunday's game against the Saints with an arm injury.

He will not return to the game. McCoy, who recently recovered from an ankle injury, now appears to have suffered another setback. The Buccaneers are already thin at defensive tackle depth with Frank Okam (calf) inactive. Roy Miller is expected to fill the void in his absence.
Sun, Nov 6, 2011 02:20:00 PM

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy (ankle) is expected to return for this week's game against the Saints.

"I'm feeling good," said McCoy "I can't wait for Sunday." Rookie MLB Mason Foster (ankle) is also expected to play, leaving the Bucs' run defense at full strength.
Tue, Nov 1, 2011 03:55:00 PM

Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy is out for Week 7.

McCoy is two weeks removed from what was initially reported as a serious high-ankle sprain. With the Bucs on bye in Week 8, they'll give him an extra week to recover. Tampa Bay will now be out three key starters against the Bears -- McCoy, LeGarrette Blount, and Jeff Faine. Frank Okam, Earnest Graham and Jeremy Zuttah draw starts in their absence.
Sun, Oct 23, 2011 09:12:00 AM

NFL.com's Albert Breer reports Bucs DT Gerald McCoy (ankle) is "unlikely" to be active for Week 7.

McCoy is officially a game-time decision, but is still just two weeks removed from what was believed to be a fairly serious high-ankle sprain. With the Bucs on bye in Week 8, expect them to ultimately play things safe and hold McCoy out for one more game.
Sat, Oct 22, 2011 12:06:00 PM

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy (ankle, questionable) did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision in Week 7.

The Bucs are stretching McCoy to play against the Bears two weeks removed from what appears to be a significant high ankle sprain. They probably gave him today off after limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday as a way of trying to get McCoy as healthy as possible. We'll know his status at noon ET Sunday.
Fri, Oct 21, 2011 01:40:00 PM

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