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Buccaneers Are Moving On From Gerald McCoy

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are releasing the long time Buc, save $13-million towards the cap

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The face of the franchise for nearly a decade will be moving on. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have decided it’s best to release Gerald McCoy, saving them $13-million in cap space for the 2019 season.

McCoy was always in danger of being let go, one way or another, once the Bucs decided to shift to a 3-4 defense.

McCoy, in his nine seasons, has 296 tackles and 54.5 sacks in 123 games. He also has six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and 79 tackles for loss.

McCoy willl certainly help another team, but his salary versus his production and scheme fit just wasn’t the right fit for Tampa Bay moving forward.