Gerald McCoy seems to be taking Odell Beckham’s advice.
Just days after Beckham unleashed a cavalcade of Instagram comments pushing McCoy to come to the Browns, McCoy has told teams he will visit Cleveland first, per NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo and Ian Rapoport.
McCoy will visit the Browns Friday afternoon, general manager John Dorsey told reporters. McCoy was released by Tampa Bay earlier this week, in advance of the Bucs signing Ndamukong Suh on Thursday. The former All-Pro would add to a defensive line that already consists of 2017 No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett and Sheldon Richardson, among others.
Garrett didn’t seem too enthused about the prospect of McCoy coming aboard, however, saying Cleveland doesn’t need the veteran.
“What they decide to do, I’ll be OK with, and I’ll accept it and move on,” Garrett told the Akron Beacon Journal earlier in the week. “But I think we’re good with what we have. I’m always going to be passionate about the guys we have in the locker room because they’ve always been OK with me, they’ve always done right by me, so I have no problem playing with them, going out there and sweating, bleeding and winning with them.”
Cleveland has the requisite cap space to sign McCoy, on top of a roster anchored by Beckham and Baker Mayfield. The addition of McCoy would amplify the noise around the club, which is looking to make its first playoff appearance since 2002.