Raiders sign 6-time Pro Bowler McCoy

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Nov 24, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) gestures in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders signed free agent DT Gerald McCoy, the club announced Wednesday.

McCoy was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round (third overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4 300-pound defensive tackle has made stops with the Dallas Cowboys (2020) and Carolina Panthers (2019), after spending the first nine years of his career in Tampa Bay (2010-18).

A six-time Pro Bowler and Associated Press first-team selection in 2013, McCoy has started all 139 games played in his career, recording 352 tackles (252 solo), 59.5 sacks, 79 tackles for loss, 24 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

Raiders signing adds depth to defensive line

A native of Oklahoma City, Okla., McCoy played three years at Oklahoma, appearing in 40 games. He finished his collegiate career with 83 tackles, 14.5 sacks, four passes defensed, one interception, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

The defensive tackle group consists of Johnathan Hankins along with new players Quinton JeffersonSolomon Thomas and Darius Philon.