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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Report: Browns have interest in Gerald McCoy trade

Gerald McCoy

The Cleveland Browns are building a contender for 2019 and may not be done making big moves.

The Canton Repository’s Steve Doerschuk reported on Monday that Browns GM John Dorsey has interest in trading for Gerald McCoy.

McCoy is owed $13 million for the upcoming season and could be moved by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in order to clear some salary cap space. He has reportedly been on the trade block, which likely explains why he hasn’t attended the team’s voluntary workouts.

The question is whether the Browns would trade for him. They added Olivier Vernon and Sheldon Richardson to their defensive line and already have former No. 1 pick Myles Garrett, as well as interior man Larry Ogunjobi. Is McCoy a necessity or luxury when they already have a stacked group? Switching to a 4-3 defense, Dorsey may believe adding McCoy to the mix would be helpful in giving them excellent depth.

If the Browns do look to trade for McCoy, running back Duke Johnson has been mentioned as a possible trade chip.

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