News Blitz 5/22: Interest in McCoy?

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After acquiring Michael Bennett in a trade earlier this offseason, could the reigning Super Bowl Champions be interested in another veteran defensive lineman? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy this week, and according to media reports, beginning with the Tampa Bay Times, the productive McCoy could be on New England’s radar. ESPN also suggested this in a Tweet.

This comes after the Patriots re-signed DT Danny Shelton this week as well.

Meanwhile, when it comes to the Patriots, the big news of the day yesterday, of course, was the reported inking of WR Julian Edelman to a two-year contract extension. We have details of that in a post right here on patriots.com.

Since then, many in the media have turned their attention to QB Tom Brady, who’s entering the final year of his own deal, as Edelman was until yesterday. Writers from WEEI.com and the Boston Herald make the case that the Patriots should now focus to extending TB12.

Finally today, on the MassLive blog, you'll find a very thorough analysis of why New England, aside from the Edelman deal, seems intent on adding bigger-bodied wide receivers this offseason.

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