Gerald McCoy ships out to Uganda

We’ve got a quick note today that doesn’t involve the lockout or even the NFL draft. As we speak, Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is en route to Uganda.

According to his agent, Kelli Masters, McCoy is taking part in a trip with Pros for Africa. The plan is to help bring medical aid, food and clean drinking water to impoverished areas. After visiting Uganda, McCoy and the rest of the group will travel to Rwanda on a similar mission.

McCoy has been spending most of his offseason in the San Diego area, Masters said, and he plans to return there once his trip is over. As long as there is a lockout, McCoy plans to spend most of his time in San Diego working with a personal trainer.

McCoy had biceps surgery to repair an injury that brought a premature end to his rookie season. McCoy finished his rehabilitation in late January, Masters said, and his goal for the offseason is to add upper-body strength.