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.
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.
Man what a blessing it is to be back on an NFL roster. I never take any opportunity for granted. It is always a privilege not a right to be in this league. It coulda been so many other guys around this league but God blessed me. And I’m beyond grateful!!
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.
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.
Game almost over so Bucs it’s been a long time coming. Congrats to all my former teammates, staff and the fans that have been through the tough times. I know it’s just the post season but when you’ve seen what I’ve seen that’s big deal!! Congrats fellas!! Keep it going!! #GoBucs
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.
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.
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 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.
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.”
“That’s a bad white boy right there… Most skilled white dude in NFL history.”
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.
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.
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.
McCoy texted me "See you Week 2!!'' You may not hear McCoy say it, but the chance to play Tampa Bay twice…to say nothing of the #Bucs giving away his No. 93 to Ndamukong Suh, may have tipped the scales in the Panthers' favor.
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.