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Report: Panthers sign DT Gerald McCoy to one-year deal

Michael Dixon
Aug 24, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers Topcats Cheerleaders perform during the second quarter between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and the Carolina Panthers have reportedly agreed to a deal.

McCoy was being courted by multiple teams and had previously visited Carolina. On Monday afternoon, reports emerged that he had agreed to terms with the Panthers.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network added that it was a one-year deal worth roughly $8 million, with plenty of incentives.

McCoy brings an impressive track record to the Panthers. He made the Pro Bowl every year from 2012-2017, was First-team All-Pro from 2012-2014 and Second-team All-Pro in 2016.

In 2018, McCoy recorded six sacks and was in on 28 tackles for the Buccaneers.

This will keep McCoy in the NFC South, where he’s played his entire career, and where he gets to play his former team twice a year.

McCoy was drafted by Tampa Bay in 2010 and remained there until being released in May.