Gerald McCoy RUMORS & NEWS

  • Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers react to Lovie Smith's firing

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers expressed shock at head coach Lovie Smith's firing on Wednesday, with many at a loss for words when trying to describe how they feel about the franchise's decision. "I honestly have no idea what's going on, or why it's happening," defensive tackle Gerald McCoy told..." January 07

  • Gerald McCoy has played through torn rotator cuff all year

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has continued to play well this year, earning his fourth straight Pro Bowl invitation last night. But this one hasn’t been as easy as the first three, as he admitted he’s been playing hurt all season. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times,..." December 23

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs DT Gerald McCoy, who had hand surgery last week to repair a fracture he suffered at Indianapolis, will play Sunday vs. the Saints.

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    Bucs DT Gerald McCoy said he had a "small procedure" on his left hand, which he injured in Colts game. Hopes to play Sunday vs. Falcons.

  • Frustrated Gerald McCoy: 'I have to do more. I understand that.'

    Tampa Bay Times "Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy left the locker room following the Bucs' 32-18 loss to the New York Giants Sunday night after declining to speak to reporters for probably the first time in his Pro Bowl career. McCoy, who has four tackles and no sacks in his last three games, two of them defeats,..." November 09

  • Bucs' McCoy: 'Mutant' Suh is the best DT in NFL

    Detroit Free Press "Gerald McCoy signed the richest contract for a defensive tackle in NFL history in October, but he said that the man who's about to top his deal is the best player at his position right now. During an appearance on ESPN's "Mike & Mike" radio show this morning, McCoy was asked who is the best..." January 22

  • Gerald McCoy rips Bucs' defense

    ESPN "All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said Thursday that the Buccaneers' defense has been "soft." "Yeah. I mean, if you look out there on tape and you see a bunch of guys sitting on blocks, are you not earning the title of being soft?'' McCoy said. "I mean, guys get so sensitive around the..." October 23

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bucs are not planning on DT Gerald McCoy (broken hand) playing vs #Falcons, sources says. Too early. Would be Da’Quan Bowers stepping in

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs DT Gerald McCoy had no wrap or cast on his broken left hand and said he's doing everything he can to play Thurs.

  • J.J. Watt's contract extension sets the stage for Gerald McCoy

    Bucs Nation "The Houston Texans have signed J.J. Watt to a six-year, $100 million extension, according to John McClain of Die Hard The Houston Chronicle. The deal includes $51 million in guarantees, and runs through 2021: Watt was under contract through 2015 under a cheap rookie deal. The structure of the deal..." September 02

  • Bucs’ McCoy: Will be in camp regardless of contract talk

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is entering the final year of his rookie contract, a five-year, $63 million pact that will pay him $10.295 million this year. The Bucs have already said that re-signing McCoy to a long-term deal is a high priority but negotiations aimed at..." April 16

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Smith says its important to reward Gerald McCoy. He says its a priority to extend his contract. "We want him around for a long time."

  • McCoy trying to play a little more ‘angry’

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy might never be the meanest or orneriest player on the field, but the generally good-natured 2012 Pro Bowler is trying to play the game with a little more anger. “Ninety-nine (Bucs Hall of Famer Warren Sapp) told me he needs to see more, I guess..." November 22

  • Bucs' Gerald McCoy leaves practice with tweaked calf

    Fox Sports Florida "Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy left practice Saturday with a tweaked calf coach Greg Schiano said. The severity is unknown. McCoy named to his first Pro Bowl after last season limped off during a two-minute drill late in the workout at One Buc Place. After leaving the field..." August 10

  • Buccaneers' McCoy has lost nearly 20 pounds, looking forward to upcoming season

    The Oklahoman "Gerald McCoy flashed his trademark smile, shook plenty of hands and took pictures with everyone who wanted one. The former Southeast High School and Oklahoma star and current defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is always happy to be home. McCoy was happy to be back home, both for..." June 21

  • Bucs DT McCoy misses Rays first pitch due to accident

    Fox Sports Florida "ampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before a game Saturday between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees, but he never received the chance. McCoy was involved in a minor accident on his way to Tropicana Field and missed the..." May 26

  • McCoy can carry torch as Bucs' leader

    Tampa Tribune "Since Hardy Nickerson re-lit it 20 years ago, the mantle of leadership within the Buccaneers locker room — that proverbial torch everyone talks about — has been left behind more often than it has been passed on. It was left for Warren Sapp, who held it after Nickerson left in 2000. It was left..." May 12