Cabot says that while the Browns were not interested in trading for McCoy under his previous $13 million salary in Tampa Bay, they have more interest now that they can negotiate the terms of the deal.
Cabot also includes a post from Browns WR Odell Beckham lobbying McCoy to come to Cleveland. The two have run into each other at the Pro Bowl multiple times.
Adam Schefter previously mentioned the Browns among the teams to watch for McCoy, while also including the Cowboys, Jaguars and Chargers.
McCoy would like to sign with a playoff contender and still make money, so depending on what he prioritizes most, these could figure to be some teams to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.
McCoy, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2010. He was in the fifth year of his seven-year, $95.2 million contract and set to make a base salary of $13 million in 2019 when the Buccaneers released him.
In 2018, McCoy appeared in 14 games for the Buccaneers and recorded 28 tackles, six sacks, and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 28 interior defender out of 112 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.