After being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this week, it appears that defensive tackle Gerald McCoy may have at least one interested suitor: the New England Patriots.
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported that the Patriots have "showed interest" in signing the 31-year-old.
Here is what Stroud had to say:
"But McCoy has already made over $100 million," Stroud said in a written piece published on Monday in the Tampa Bay Times. "At this point in his career, he figured if he's going to sacrifice salary, it will be to win a championship with a perennial playoff contender like the New England Patriots, who showed interest in signing the six-time Pro Bowler and reuniting him with former Bucs defensive end Michael Bennett."
Adding McCoy to a defensive line that already has Bennett, Lawrence Guy, and potentially Chase Winovich as starters would be quite the strong grouping.
New England would need to create some cap space if they wanted to sign McCoy, so extending someone like Edelman, which they did on Tuesday, or Brady may help create extra cap room for 2019.