NFL notebook: DT McCoy reportedly to pick from 3 teams - Metro US

NFL notebook: DT McCoy reportedly to pick from 3 teams

After finishing his latest free-agent visit with Carolina on Friday, six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will reportedly decide on his 2019 team among three final suitors: the Panthers, the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers star will mull over his final three options this weekend.

Several media outlets reported Thursday that McCoy, 31, finished up a two-day visit with Baltimore after having also visited the Browns last week, days after his release by the Tampa Buccaneers. The Tampa Bay Times reported McCoy has drawn bids from 10 teams with an offer as high as $11 million annually.

McCoy, the third overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, was released by the Buccaneers on May 20 with three years left on his contract. The deal called for him to make $13 million in base pay this season. The original contract was for six years and $95.2 million.

–The NFL suspended quarterback Chad Kelly two games for a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy.

The Indianapolis Colts signed Kelly this offseason, and if he makes the team, he won’t be eligible to play in a regular season game until Sept. 22. Under the suspension, Kelly can take part in offseason practices, training camp and preseason games.

Kelly, 25, last played for the Denver Broncos and was released in October 2018 on the heels of an arrest for criminal trespass while he was the Broncos’ No. 2 quarterback at the time behind Case Keenum, now with the Washington Redskins.

–Charges against former Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin were dismissed, two weeks after the team released him following his arrest in Nashville, Tenn.

Griffin, 29, was charged with vandalism and public intoxication on April 27 during the NFL draft, which was held in Nashville. He allegedly punched a hotel window and sustained a bloody left hand in the incident.

He was released a day later on $1,750 bond, with a court date set for Friday. The Houston Chronicle reported the charges were dismissed at a settlement conference. Griffin was assessed $195 in court costs. Griffin was entering the final year of a three-year, $9 million extension signed in March 2017.

–New Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur will have surgery Sunday to repair a torn Achilles tendon, according to multiple reports.

LaFleur was injured while playing “knockout” on a basketball hoop at the stadium on Wednesday night, reports Mike Silver of NFL.com. Silver suggests LaFleur will coach from a cart during the upcoming OTAs and likely throughout the offseason, but could return to the sidelines by the time the regular season starts.

LaFleur, 39, became the 15th head coach for Green Bay’s storied franchise after a month-long search in January. LaFleur replaced Mike McCarthy, who was fired by Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy on Dec. 2 after Green Bay was stunned by the Arizona Cardinals.

— Field Level Media

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