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Bucs' Gerald McCoy says he will be at training camp regardless of contract talks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy wants a new contract. McCoy won’t go the traditional route of holding out for a new deal though, according to Roy Cummings of theTampa Tribune.

The Bucs have a new head coach in Lovie Smith and McCoy doesn’t want to miss the start his first camp. A wise decision because holding out unsuccessfully and being unfamiliar with a new defense would work against him. McCoy is also slated to earn $10.295 million this season on the final year of his rookie deal so he isn’t exactly going to be underpaid, there is just the general injury risk facing him in a contract season.

McCoy had an All-Pro seaosn last year with nine sacks.

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