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Jason McCourty | Defensive Back

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 193
College: Rutgers
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Titans LCB Jason McCourty's tackle numbers dipped significantly in 2013.
After posting 195 total tackles in 2011 and 2012, McCourty managed just 65 total tackles last season. This decline wasn't from a lack of opportunity, as McCourty saw five more targets (102) than he did in 2012. McCourty played very well on the field, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 10 of 110 qualifying cornerbacks in 2013, but his days as an elite IDP option may be behind him. Feb 28 - 3:04 PM

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Titans LCB Jason McCourty expects to play more press coverage in 2013.

"We’ll have a little bit more of an aggressive mentality," McCourty said. "I think part of that for us as cornerbacks will be getting up at the line of scrimmage and pressing, getting our hands on the wide receivers." The Titans got throttled underneath last season, while press coverage is one of de-facto DC Gregg Williams' hallmarks. McCourty graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 6 cornerback in 2012, but the Titans allowed a franchise-record 471 points. Enemy quarterbacks completed 66.3 percent of their passes.
Fri, May 10, 2013 12:37:00 PM

Titans signed LCB Jason McCourty to a five-year, $43 million extension.

The deal includes $20 million in guarantees and bonuses. It's a staggering number for a player who has started just 24 games over three seasons, but McCourty is coming off a breakout year with career-highs in tackles (107), interceptions (two), and pass deflections (13). Although the since departed Cortland Finnegan played at a Pro Bowl level last year, the Nashville Tennessean believes McCourty was "arguably" the defensive MVP. It's now clear that the Titans preferred to lock up the younger of the two corners.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 05:25:00 PM

The Titans and CB Jason McCourty have been discussing a contract extension.

McCourty is set to earn $1.26 million in 2012, the fourth and final year of his rookie contract. With Cortland Finnegan now in St. Louis, he'll be counted on as the Titans' No. 1 corner. Talks are expected to continue for the next few weeks.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 12:23:00 PM

Titans LCB Jason McCourty reached escalators that will increase his base salary to $1.26 million in 2012, the final year of his rookie deal.

McCourty was initially scheduled to make $565,000, but set career-highs in tackles (107), interceptions (two), and pass deflections (13) last season. A sixth-round pick in 2009, McCourty projects to start alongside right corner Alterraun Verner next season. ESPN's Adam Schefter insists the Titans will not place the franchise tag on free agent slot corner Cortland Finnegan.
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 06:35:00 PM

The Nashville Tennessean calls LCB Jason McCourty "arguably the team's defensive MVP" in 2011.

Cortland Finnegan, one of the top corners in the league, would certainly beg to differ. McCourty was the team's second-leading tackler (107), surpassing his more hyped brother Devin in caliber of play. He's locked in as a starter for 2012 while free agent Finnegan's Nashville future is in doubt.
Fri, Jan 27, 2012 12:00:00 PM

Titans LCB Jason McCourty has been cleared to return from his concussion.

He only missed one game. McCourty, in his first season as a full-time starter, has 87 tackles, two interceptions, a sack, and one forced fumble.
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 05:22:00 PM

Titans LCB Jason McCourty left Sunday's game against the Bills in the first quarter with a concussion.

McCourty is almost certainly done for the day. Journeyman Chris Hawkins has come on.
Sun, Dec 4, 2011 02:09:00 PM

The Titans have named Jason McCourty their starting left cornerback over Alterraun Verner.

Verner was far and away the better cover corner last season, but the Titans' coaching staff seems to love McCourty, who is Devin's twin brother. McCourty is a more physical player, even if Verner has him beat in most facets. In Week 1, McCourty will likely spend most of his time on Jaguars WR Jason Hill.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 03:47:00 PM

The Titans' left corner job has been declared an open competition between Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner.

It's the same story as last season. Verner made 12 starts while McCourty started six. Whoever wins out will see plenty of action running opposite Courtland Finnegan. Verner is a much better defensive back, so he should win the job.
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 11:33:00 AM

Titans CB Jason McCourty (arm) has been cleared for contact, but he's not a given to play this weekend.

"He still has a plate in his arm and he is two weeks off of surgery," coach Jeff Fisher said. "There's a difference from being cleared and being able to play, and we're going to take our time." McCourty has lost his starting job while out, as Alterraun Verner has been the team's best corner in his absence.
Thu, Oct 21, 2010 08:40:00 AM

Titans CB Jason McCourty (arm) practiced for a second straight day Friday, but has yet to be cleared for contact.

Head coach Jeff Fisher remarked that McCourty is "close" to returning, and all indications are that the cornerback is on schedule to return in Week 7. Rookie CB Alterraun Verner has played well in McCourty's absence, and there's a chance McCourty will be relegated to backup duty even if he's healthy.
Sat, Oct 16, 2010 01:53:00 PM

Titans LCB Jason McCourty has undergone successful forearm surgery and will be sidelined 3-4 weeks.

McCourty suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Week 3 win over the Giants. McCourty won a starting job over Alterraun Verner in training camp, but Verner has arguably looked better in his time on the field, so this won't affect the Titans' pass defense.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 12:26:00 PM

Titans LCB Jason McCourty did fracture his forearm in the team's Week 3 win over the Giants and may need surgery.

Rookie Alterraun Verner will take over at left corner if McCourty can't play going forward. Coach Jeff Fisher wouldn't rule McCourty out for Week 4 Monday, but it seems highly unlikely that he'll play against the Broncos. Verner has looked like an impact player, so this doesn't have a big impact.
Mon, Sep 27, 2010 05:44:00 PM

Titans coach Jeff Fisher indicated that the forearm injury LCB Jason McCourty suffered in Week 3 could be serious.

It sounds like the forearm could be cracked. McCourty was off to a strong start for a Titans pass defense that ranked No. 1 in the league entering Sunday's game against the Giants. He's contributed an interception and 15 tackles.
Sun, Sep 26, 2010 10:51:00 PM

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