Gerald McCoy: I’ll play this year, don’t know where

Gerald McCoy: I’ll play this year, don’t know where

  • Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy says he isn’t sure how much longer he’ll be with the Bucs, but he is sure he’s playing this year.
  • The Buccaneers haven’t committed to keeping McCoy this year, and there’s been talk that they might trade him, release him or pressure him to take less than the $13 million base salary his contract calls for this season.
  • McCoy said he doesn’t know if he’ll be in Tampa Bay when the season starts.
  • McCoy has been skipping voluntary workouts, but if he wants to force the team’s hand, the smart play might be to show up and work out.
  • If McCoy were to get injured during a voluntary workout at the team facility, the Bucs would be on the hook for his salary, so if McCoy were to join team activities, it might give the Bucs a sense of urgency to decide either to get rid of him or commit to him for this season.
  • Adding to the uncertainty around McCoy is the recent neck injury that defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul suffered in a car accident.
  • McCoy doesn’t seem particularly worried about all that.