, but McCoy is apparently willing to take his time." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesDawgs EDTThe Cleveland Browns hosted Gerald McCoy for a visit on Friday, but the free agent defensive tackle left town without a deal, according to numerous media reports. McCoy, who was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday in a salary cap move, has family plans for the holiday weekend and appears to be willing to take his time about his next team, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson:In addition to the Browns, McCoy has a visit scheduled with the Baltimore Ravens that he intends to honor, but that does not mean that Cleveland general manager John Dorsey dropped the ball, according to Mary Kay Cabot at cleveland.com:McCoy has spent his entire nine-year NFL career with the Buccaneers, so it is not a surprise that he may want to take his time selecting his next employer. And with training camp still almost two months away, there is not a huge sense of urgency to get a deal done now. (The Browns will hold a mandatory minicamp from June 4 through June 6 Ozzie Newsome Jersey
, but it is not hard to see a scenario where McCoy would rather skip that.)As for what he is looking for out of his next team, McCoy is ready to put the losing - Tampa Bay finished last in the NFC South seven times in his nine seasons - behind him, according to Anderson:With the Browns expected to challenge for the AFC North Division and a playoff spot they certainly meet McCoy’s criteria of being a contender. In addition to winning, the Browns offer McCoy the opportunity to play on a defensive line with Myles Garrett, Larry Ogunjobi, Sheldon Richardson and Olivier Vernon. The front four is already on track to be one of the league’s best; the addition of McCoy would definitely take it to another level.The Browns and McCoy may not have been able to agree on a deal, but the door is still open for McCoy to get on board with what the team is building. Browns General Manager John Dorsey has made no secret that he’s a fan of Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons, talking Simmons up at the Senior Bowl, the league meeting and again at his pre-draft press conference. Whether Dorsey will get a chance to draft Simmons remains to be seen.Based purely on talent, Simmons would easily be a first-round draft pick, and the Browns don’t have a first-round pick after the Odell Beckham trade. But Simmons suffered a torn ACL while working out in February Briean Boddy-Calhoun Jersey
, and he also was convicted of assault in high school for punching a woman. Those two issues could make Simmons available when the Browns pick, at No. 49.Dorsey sounded like he thinks he’d likely have to trade up to get Simmons, whom he calls “a phenomenal football player.”“I had a chance to sit down with him, talk about the past and talk about the steps he has taken at Mississippi State over the course of his career at the school,’’ Dorsey said, via Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. “If there’s a possibility that he’s there, we’re going to sit and talk about it as an organization and make the best decision moving forward and make sure that everybody is comfortable with that decisions moving forward, if it happens.”It remains to be seen whether Simmons will even be able to play as a rookie because of his knee injury. When he is able to play, he’s expected to be an impact player on the defensive line, the kind of player Dorsey would love in Cleveland.