Report: Bucs have opened contract negotiations with Gerald McCoy

gerald mccoyAccording to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times,  the Buccaneers have opened up contract negoiations with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

With the draft and free agency behind them and two important front-office executives hired, the Bucs have opened negotiations with Gerald McCoy in hopes of signing him to a long-term contract before he potentially becomes a free agent next year.

GM Jason Licht contacted McCoy’s agent, Ben Dogra, to initiate conversations that could result in an agreement before training camp, although there is no real timetable.