Buccaneers sign Gerald McCoy to seven-year, $98 million extension

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have locked up All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to a seven-year, $98 million contract that includes $51.5 million guaranteed.

He's now under contract through the 2021 season.

McCoy has two sacks and nine quarterback hurries this season.

"From the moment Lovie and I arrived here, we knew it was vital for us to keep Gerald in Tampa Bay long-term as one of the cornerstones of our franchise," Bucs general manager Jason Licht said in a statement. "We are happy to reward someone that has a rare work ethic, which not only makes him an elite player, but serves as an example for our entire team."

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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