Tampa Bay Buccaneers release Gerald McCoy

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TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 16: Gerald McCoy #93 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts after they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 27-21 at Raymond James Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy have mutually agreed to part ways, the team announced Monday.

The six-time Pro Bowler spent nine seasons with the Bucs after being chosen third overall in the 2010 Draft.

“These decisions are very difficult, personally and professionally,” said Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht.

“Over the past nine years, Gerald has been a cornerstone of this franchise and a leader in our community. Parting ways with a player and person such as Gerald is one of the toughest responsibilities of this job. We wish Gerald, along with his wife, Ebony, and the entire McCoy family continued success and thank them for everything they have meant to our organization and community.”

Stay with WFLA.com, your Official Bucs Station, as more becomes available on this breaking story.

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