DT Gerald McCoy to visit the Cleveland Browns

Chad Thomas got an opportunity to play up the depth chart on Wednesday

Cleveland is $30 million over the cap, but signing McCoy for $9 million is $9 million the Browns can't roll over into 2020 free agency. After trying to unsuccessfully trade him, the Buccaneers opted to release him rather than pay him the $13 million he would be owed for the 2019 season.

McCoy was the third overall pick in 2010, while Suh was the second overall selection in the same draft.

Browns general manager John Dorsey said Thursday that the meeting with McCoy would be an opportunity for both sides to see if they fit together.

The Cleveland Browns look to be the first team on McCoy's list of franchises he reportedly plans to visit. Dorsey, speaking Thursday after organized team activities, said he will continue to "turn over every rock".

The Browns have expressed interest in McCoy, 31, and have been in contact with his representatives. "He was an outstanding football player for us and he's had a tremendous career".

Of the teams with mutual interest, McCoy is "strongly considering" Cleveland and Baltimore in addition to "three or four teams" that he could sign with "in a week or two".

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, McCoy wants to sign with a playoff contender. When asked where that would be, McCoy said, "I don't know".

The Ravens had the NFL's top-ranked defense last season and their defensive line coach is Joe Cullen, who had the same job with the Bucs in 2013.