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Gerald McCoy out for season with knee injury

Gerald McCoy

The Las Vegas Raiders lost numerous key players to injury in Monday night’s thrilling win over the Baltimore Ravens, and Gerald McCoy is one who will unfortunately not return this year.

McCoy was carted off the field with a knee injury in the fourth quarter. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Monday that McCoy will miss the remainder of the 2021 season.

That’s terrible news for both the Raiders and McCoy, who missed all of last season with the Dallas Cowboys after he ruptured his quad in training camp.

In addition to McCoy, the Raiders also lost starting right guard Denzelle Good to a torn ACL. Marcus Mariota reaggravated a quad injury, and defensive lineman Yannick Ngkouke also hurt his knee.

McCoy, 33, was a six-time Pro Bowler with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012-2017. He sent an awesome just before the season when he made the Raiders’ roster. You hate to see his year end so abruptly.

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Marcus Mariota, Gerald McCoy might have long-term injuries for Raiders

Marcus Mariota

The Las Vegas Raiders may have had some players suffer long-term injuries in the team’s win over the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night.

Gerald McCoy was carted off with a knee injury. Denzelle Good suffered a torn ACL that will keep him out for the season. And Marcus Mariota reaggravated a quad injury.

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden says that he planned to use Mariota more on Monday but the backup quarterback strained his quad.

Mariota scampered for a 31-yard run during the game and could have done more damage if he didn’t get hurt.

In addition to McCoy, Mariota and Good, Yannick Ngakoue suffered a knee injury in the game. It’s unclear how much time, if any, Mariota and Ngakoue might miss. The Raiders visit the Steelers in Week 2.

Gerald McCoy sends cool tweet after making Raiders

Gerald McCoy

Gerald McCoy is back on an NFL roster, and he is extremely grateful for that chance.

McCoy, 33, did not play last season after suffering a ruptured quad in training camp with the Dallas Cowboys.

The veteran defensive lineman tried to make it with the Las Vegas Raiders this year. He got the great news Tuesday that he made their active roster. That led to a cool tweet from McCoy, who expressed his gratitude to be on the team.

You love to see such a talented player show that kind of humility and gratitude.

McCoy was a six-time Pro Bowler with Tampa Bay from 2012-2017. Those Pro Bowl days may be in the past, but McCoy is trying to make it happen for one more season. He also seems to be a very positive thinker in general.

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Gerald McCoy sends cool tweet to former Bucs teammates

Gerald McCoy

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday clinched their first playoff appearance since 2007, and that was cause for celebration for anyone who closely identifies with the franchise.

One of those individuals is defensive lineman Gerald McCoy, who spent nine seasons with the Buccaneers after being drafted in 2010. McCoy, currently without a team, sent a neat message to fans and former teammates after Tampa Bay’s 47-7 win over the Detroit Lions.

Unfortunately for McCoy, he never had the opportunity to play in the playoffs for the Buccaneers. It seems he’s still happy to pay attention from afar, though.

McCoy had to play through the lean years in Tampa, as evidenced by quotes like these. It’s too bad he’s not there to play a part in this, but he’s clearly rooting for the team anyway.

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Cowboys flagged Gerald McCoy’s quad as an issue prior to signing him

Gerald McCoy

Gerald McCoy suffered a torn quad muscle on Monday that will end his season, and the injury may not have come as a big surprise to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys on Tuesday released McCoy with an injury waiver and only ended up paying him his $3 million signing bonus. If that sounds like the Cowboys got off easy considering they signed McCoy to a 3-year, $18 million deal, it’s because they did, and it’s due to some due diligence.

According to NFL reporter Jim Trotter, the Cowboys had specific language in their contract waiver for McCoy about the defensive lineman’s quad. That’s because McCoy previously had issues with his quad, and the Cowboys flagged it during his physical.

That was some good thinking by the Cowboys to give themselves protection, but it shows how little “guaranteed” money is actually guaranteed when it comes to NFL contracts.

McCoy, 32, has only missed five regular season games since 2015. This is his first major injury since his torn right biceps in 2011. If you see the video of how little went into McCoy’s injury, learning that he had a condition that was flagged makes sense.

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Video of Gerald McCoy quad injury emerges

Gerald McCoy

Gerald McCoy is out for the season after suffering a torn quadriceps muscle on Monday, and the video of how he suffered the injury is surprising.

McCoy was doing a drill with teammate Antwaun Woods and playing the role of an offensive lineman. McCoy was backing up as Woods pretended to rush the quarterback, and then he fell down after his leg appeared to give out.

McCoy will undergo season-ending surgery for the injury.

The 32-year-old signed a 3-year, $18 million deal with Dallas this offseason and was expected to lead a revamped defensive line for the Cowboys. Now they will be playing the season without him, all from a freak injury in practice. Dontari Poe and Tyrone Crawford will likely fill big roles for the Cowboys following McCoy’s injury.

Gerald McCoy out for season with ruptured quad

Gerald McCoy

Gerald McCoy was one of the biggest signings for the Dallas Cowboys this offseason, but unfortunately he will not be able to suit up for the team until 2021 at the earliest.

McCoy left practice with an injury on Monday, and Cowboys CEO Stephen Jones told reporters the veteran defensive lineman suffered a ruptured quadriceps tendon. Jones said McCoy will undergo surgery and be out for the 2020 season, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.

There was initially concern that the six-time Pro Bowler had suffered a torn ACL, which would have been a similar injury in terms of severity.

The Cowboys have bolstered their defensive line this offseason with several veteran signings, the most recent of which was pass-rusher Everson Griffen. They also signed defensive tackle Dontari Poe and still have DeMarcus Lawrence, but McCoy was expected to play a huge role for them.

McCoy’s deal with the Cowboys was for just north of $18 million over three years.

Gerald McCoy had funny compliment for Christian McCaffrey while mic’d up

Christian McCaffrey

Christian McCaffrey has been virtually unstoppable this season, and his Carolina Panthers teammates are still in awe of what he is able to accomplish on a weekly basis. On Sunday, Gerald McCoy had a great way of expressing that.

McCoy was mic’d up for the Panthers’ game against the New Orleans Saints, and the defensive lineman told the NFL Films crew on the sideline that McCaffrey is the “most skilled white dude in NFL history.” He also called McCaffrey a “bad white boy.”

It’s rare for a non-quarterback to win the NFL MVP Award, but McCaffrey is a legitimate candidate. He already had over 1,500 total yards from scrimmage and 14 touchdowns entering Sunday, and that was in just 10 games.

McCaffrey is arguably the best running back in football, and he has been trying to counter the white running back stereotype dating back to his days at Stanford. He sent a very subtle message before the season hinting that we should expect big things from him, and to say he has followed through would be an understatement.

Gerald McCoy knew how to defend against ex-teammate Jameis Winston

Gerald McCoy

The Carolina Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37-26 in London on Saturday, which spelled sweet revenge for Gerald McCoy.

McCoy was let go by the Bucs during the offseason because they did not want to pay his lofty $13 million salary. The six-time Pro Bowler decided to sign with the Panthers for less money just so he could have a shot at beating his former team.

In Week 2, the Panthers lost a Thursday night game to the Bucs. In Week 6, they got revenge with the London win. And according to McCoy, some of his advice to his teammates helped them give Jameis Winston a tough time.

McCoy told Pro Football Talk that he advised his teammates to push the middle of the pocket to disrupt Winston, who likes stepping up.

Winston threw for five interceptions and lost a fumble. The Bucs lost seven turnovers as a whole.

When you have a plus-six turnover margin, you are likely going to win like the Panthers did. We’re surprised the margin of victory wasn’t greater based on that.

Why Gerald McCoy took less guaranteed money to sign with Panthers

Gerald McCoy

Revenge appears to be a factor in why Gerald McCoy took less guaranteed money to sign with the Carolina Panthers.

McCoy, a six-time Pro Bowler, was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers late last month. Given his status as one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL, McCoy had no shortage of suitors for his services.

The Baltimore Ravens brought McCoy in for a visit and reportedly offered him a one-year deal. McCoy signed with the Panthers, on a deal that reportedly contained less guaranteed money than Baltimore offered. Being in the same division as the Buccaneers and the opportunity to play against them twice next season appears to be a reason McCoy is now a Panther.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport also says McCoy wanted to stay in the South and wasn’t so sure about the cities of Baltimore and Cleveland. McCoy also reportedly liked the vibe from his visit with Carolina.

McCoy spent the first nine seasons of his career with Tampa Bay after being selected No. 3 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. He still had three years remaining on his contract at the time of his release. The Buccaneers didn’t take long to seemingly find McCoy’s replacement. Not only did they sign Ndamukong Suh, but Suh took McCoy’s old jersey number. It’s not hard to see why McCoy might have September 12 and October 13 — the days Carolina plays against Tampa Bay — circled on his calendar.