Free-agent defensive tackle Gerald McCoy’s stay in Baltimore extended into a second day Wednesday but “essentially ended” with no agreement in place with the Ravens, NFL Media reported.
Free agent DT Gerald McCoy’s visit to the #Ravens has essentially ended, though his agent and the Baltimore brass will now speak to see if they can do a deal. At this point, it’s #Browns or #Ravens for McCoy. If the price isn’t right, McCoy could visit a third team.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 29, 2019
McCoy’s visit with the team began Tuesday and stretched into Wednesday morning, ESPN first reported.
According to the report, which cited an unidentified source, McCoy’s visit had been “great” and “the Ravens (were) hoping he doesn’t leave town without a contract.”
That apparently didn’t happen, though NFL Media reported that the Ravens, along with the Browns, are the frontrunners to sign the six-time Pro Bowl selection.
The Buccaneers released McCoy last week after nine seasons and quickly filled the void by signing fellow veteran defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a one-year deal.
McCoy was rumored to have the Browns and Ravens on his shortlist of teams that intrigue him. The Bengals also were reported to be in the mix.
However, Browns general manager John Dorsey confirmed that McCoy visited Cleveland on Friday and left without a deal in place. Still, the team has stayed in contact with him and apparently remained in contention to sign him.
It was reported last week that McCoy is “strongly considering” Cleveland and Baltimore in addition to “three or four teams” that he could sign “in a week or two.” He has expressed a strong preference for signing with a contender.
McCoy, 31, initially was drafted by Tampa Bay with the third pick in the 2010 draft. He had 54.5 sacks and made six Pro Bowls during his time with the Bucs.