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Gerald McCoy Signs Mega Deal With Buccaneers

Gerald McCoy Signs Mega Deal With Buccaneers Leon Halip/Getty Images(TAMPA BAY, FL) -- Gerald McCoy is now the highest paid defensive tackle in NFL history.The Buccaneers re-signed their 2010 first round pick to a seven-year $98 million dollar contract extension with $51.5 million in guarantees.McCoy struggled with injuries in his first two seasons, but has proven to be one of the most dominant nose tackles over the past two. He has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons and was named a 2013 All-Pro.Despite McCoy's individual success, the Buccaneers continue to struggle. The team is currently 1-5 and coming off a 4-12 record in 2013.Now with a new contract in hand, McCoy can maintain focus on bringing the Bucs back to postseason prominence."That's eating away at me, man," McCoy said earlier this season. "I do all this training and preparing, trying to do what I can for my team for us to get to the playoffs. I just want to experience it."   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

ESPN: DT Jay Ratliff Joining the Bears

ESPN: DT Jay Ratliff Joining the BearsDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears, according to ESPN. The four-time Pro-Bowler, who was cut by the Cowboys two weeks ago because of a fai...

Bears Lose DT Melton for Season

Bears Lose DT Melton for SeasonDoug Pensinger/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL in the Bears 40-23 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. Melton was rushing the quarterback when he s...

DT Tommy Kelly Agrees to Deal with Patriots

DT Tommy Kelly Agrees to Deal with Patriots Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New England Patriots agreed to a two-year contract with former Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. The 32-year-old Kelly has spent his entire nine ...

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