Should the Raiders consider signing DT Gerald McCoy?

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The 31-year-old McCoy, a six-time Pro Bowler and arguably the Bucs' most visible player over the past nine seasons on and off the field, had been a no-show for the Bucs' offseason program that began last month.

And McCoy's rate stats - especially after he returned from injury in Week 9 - paint a much brighter picture.

McCoy was selected by Tampa Bay as the third overall pick in the 2010 draft. He attended Southeast High School in Oklahoma City. In the Bucs' home win over the Panthers, for instance, McCoy's rush forced Cam Newton into two interceptions that helped Tampa's struggling defense seal a victory. The Stars overcame a first-round 11-stroke deficit while shooting the best 72-hole score in program history in the 2018 NAIA Championships. Ndamukong Suh, a player who came into the league in the same draft as McCoy, is still available. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli was able to work around this, but one thing that's always been true about his defense is they've always been better when he has that player who can wreak havoc as an interior pass rusher. It could be assumed the contract will be less than McCoy's $13 million he would have earned from the Buccaneers if he would not have been cut. Bowles was probably the main reason why Suh chose to sign with Tampa Bay.

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McCoy has never reached the playoffs in his nine-year career, so signing with a playoff contender will be important for the defensive tackle.

Last season, the Cleveland Browns struggled with depth along the defensive front, which impacted the team's effectiveness stopping the run.

The Detroit Lions defensive line is expected to be a strength in 2019 but that does not mean it can not improve.

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This year will be different for the veteran defensive tackle.

Even after signing both Al Woods and Jamie Meder, and drafting DeMarcus Christmas, the Seahawks could use more help on the defensive interior to pair with Jarran Reed and Poona Ford.

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