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Bucs Try Again For New Deal With Gerald McCoy

by Mark Cook, Editor-In-Chief at PewterReport.com
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File photo of Gerald McCoy. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

File photo of Gerald McCoy. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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Tampa, FL (PewterReport.com) – When Lovie Smith coached linebackers for Tony Dungy back during the glory days of the Buccaneers run of Top 10 defenses, he witnessed Warren Sapp being the main cog in making the engine run, and propelling Tampa Bay to a series of playoff runs, culminating in the franchise’s only Lombardi Trophy following the 2002 season.

Now as the Buccaneers head coach himself, Smith knows locking up Gerald McCoy – his version of Sapp – has to be a priority. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers have again made overtures to McCoy’s agent, Ben Dogra, on getting a new contract done. McCoy is in the final year of his initial rookie contract and will earn approximately $13.2 million in 2014…

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