Gerald McCoy’s stay in Baltimore is being extended.
The free-agent defensive tackle visited the Ravens on Tuesday and his stay in Baltimore has stretched into Wednesday morning, ESPN reported.
According to the report, which cited an unidentified source, McCoy’s visit has been “great” and “the Ravens are hoping he doesn’t leave town without a contract.”
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.