Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has concluded his three-team tour and signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Panthers. It was a case of the most recent visit leaving a lasting impression as he visited Carolina after touring Cleveland and Baltimore. Unceremoniously jettisoned by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' new coaching staff, specifically new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles - who is making drastic changes to his new team’s personnel and schemes in just one off-season - McCoy can get up to $10.25 million from Carolina with incentives.
So why was McCoy available so late in free agency, and what can the Panthers expect from the 31-year-old tackle? The answer to the second question lies within the answer to the first.