Garrett doesn't think Browns need McCoy: 'We're good with what we have'
Diamond Images / Getty

Pro Bowl edge rusher Myles Garrett won't go out of his way to recruit former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to the Cleveland Browns.

"Nah, what (the Browns) decide to do, I'll be OK with, and I'll accept it and move on, but I think we're good with what we have," Garrett told Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal on Tuesday. "I'm always going to be passionate about the guys we have in the locker room because they've always been OK with me, they've always done right by me, so I have no problem playing with them, going out there and sweating, bleeding, and winning with them."

McCoy, who's been linked to the Browns throughout the offseason, was finally released by the Bucs on Monday after nine seasons, making him a free agent.

The veteran could add firepower to a defensive line in Cleveland that already features Garrett and Olivier Vernon at the corners and Sheldon Richardson and Larry Ogunjobi inside.

Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. stated his desire to see McCoy join the Browns in an Instagram comment Monday night, but Garrett doesn't see a need for him.

"It's going to be explosive in the middle," he said. "Either QBs are going to get sacked trying to step up away from me and Olivier or they're going to step back and get clobbered by us two coming off the edge. It's definitely going to be a really good pass rush and really good defensive line."

Cleveland finished the 2018 campaign with 37 sacks as a team, tied for 22nd in the league. McCoy was one of the most disruptive interior tackles in the NFL over his time in Tampa and recorded at least six sacks in each of the last six seasons.

Comments
Garrett doesn't think Browns need McCoy: 'We're good with what we have'
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!
Daily Newsletter
Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox