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Devin McCourty | Defensive Back | #32

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
College: Rutgers
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (27) / NE
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The Patriots have ruled out both FS Devin McCourty (ankle) and SS Pat Chung (foot) for Week 16 against the Jets.
McCourty has a high ankle sprain and will probably end up missing a month or more. Chung has been battling his foot injury off and on for the last month. The absences of McCourty and Chung could make the Patriots more vulnerable in the middle of the field, where Eric Decker runs most of his routes. Sat, Dec 26, 2015 09:20:00 PM

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Patriots FS Devin McCourty (ankle) returned to a limited practice Friday and is questionable for Week 15 against the Titans.

McCourty is thought to be dealing with a high-ankle sprain, which is usually a multi-week injury. McCourty is still unlikely to play this week, but the limited session suggests he has a good shot for Week 16. Duron Harmon will start if McCourty cannot go.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 07:42:00 PM

Patriots S Devin McCourty has a high-ankle sprain.

It's a multi-week injury. McCourty could miss the rest of the regular season, but should be fine for the playoffs. Duron Harmon will start in McCourty's place.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 05:37:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports X-rays on Patriots S Devin McCourty's ankle were negative.

Rapoport reports he is dealing with a sprain. McCourty may miss a week or two, but it does not sound like this is a serious injury. Duron Harmon replaced McCourty after he exited Sunday night.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 10:34:00 AM

Patriots S Devin McCourty left Sunday night's Week 14 game against the Texans with an ankle injury.

McCourty limped off in the third quarter. He was later ruled out for the game. Duron Harmon is McCourty's backup.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 10:34:00 PM

Patriots S Devin McCourty was noncommittal about moving to corner.

"It didn’t feel great, and I don’t think it looked great," McCourty said. "So we’ll see." McCourty struggled at right corner in last week's game, giving up a 45-yard touchdown to Brandin Cooks. He’s been a mainstay at safety the last three years, but could be forced to play outside with New England’s sub-average cornerback options. Duron Harmon is McCourty's backup at safety.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Patriots S Devin McCourty appeared at right cornerback in Saturday's preseason game against the Saints.

McCourty entered the league as a cornerback but has played safety full-time since 2012. It's a clear indication the Patriots are unhappy with their depth at cornerback. McCourty struggled in his return to corner, getting burned by Brandin Cooks for a 45-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Duron Harmon filled in for McCourty at his usual free safety position. It's unclear if this is a permanent move for McCourty or just something the Pats are experimenting with.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 08:36:00 AM

Patriots S Devin McCourty has seen snaps at corner this week in practice.

There was talk McCourty could return to corner following the departures of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner this offseason. McCourty said during OTAs he would prefer to stay at safety, but he would do whatever the coaches decide. Where he plays in Saturday's preseason game will be one of the most interesting storylines to watch.
Source: WEEI
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 11:13:00 AM

Devin McCourty would prefer to stay at free safety.

There's been talk of McCourty shifting to cornerback following the departures of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. He finally addressed it on Thursday. "I want to play safety," McCourty said at OTAs. "But it’s out of my control so whatever the coaches decide is what it will have to be." McCourty finished eighth out of 87 qualifiers in PFF's safety grades last season.
Source: Boston.com
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 08:41:00 AM

The Patriots have used Devin McCourty at his usual free safety position throughout OTAs.

McCourty came into the league as a cornerback but switched to safety full-time in 2012. The bigger need is at cornerback, and some had speculated McCourty might move back there following the departures of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. Due to the loss of their man-coverage specialists, expect the Patriots to lean on more zone in the secondary this season.
Sun, May 31, 2015 08:47:00 AM

Patriots re-signed FS Devin McCourty to a five-year, $47.5 million contract with $28.5 million guaranteed.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Jaguars, Giants, and Eagles all made a "hard push" to lure McCourty out of Foxboro. The question now becomes whether the Patriots will be able to retain both McCourty and Darrelle Revis, the latter of whom is owed a $12.5 million option bonus on Monday. McCourty won't turn 28 until August and has been one of the league's most dominant center-field safeties since converting from cornerback. McCourty has eight interceptions and five forced fumbles over the past three seasons. He patrols the deep middle, is an above-average tackler, and can cover man to man when needed.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 10:36:00 PM

The Patriots are "working to keep" free agent FS Devin McCourty.

The Eagles seem to be their primary competition. There is some feeling the Patriots may have to choose between McCourty and Darrelle Revis, but in an ideal world they would keep both. New England finally built one of the NFL's top defenses in 2014. A huge reason for that was the play of McCourty.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 08:40:00 PM

"Multiple sources" tell Yahoo's Rand Getlin the Eagles have made a "strong push" to position themselves to sign free agent FS Devin McCourty.

If the 2015 offseason is beginning to remind you of a certain recent Eagles offseason, you're not alone. The Eagles are going all-in on free agency, already landing Byron Maxwell and Frank Gore, and remaining in the running for McCourty, Tramon Williams, and others. It's unclear where Philly's top competition for McCourty will come from. The Giants are rumored to have interest, and we can't rule out McCourty staying in Foxboro just yet.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 06:04:00 PM

The Nashville Tennessean reports the Titans have "reached out" to free agent FS Devin McCourty.

The Titans wouldn't normally be in the discussion for McCourty, but offer Devin the opportunity to play alongside his brother, Jason. It's still an unlikely pairing. The Titans are miles from contention, and Devin appears poised to draw myriad huge offers elsewhere.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 04:53:00 PM

Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports the Eagles have made free agent FS Devin McCourty their top priority.

The Eagles are expected to be aggressive in their pursuit of McCourty after allowing the second-most passing yards in the league last season. McCourty is seeking $8 million-plus annually as the best safety in this year's class. The Eagles have also been heavily linked to free agent CB Byron Maxwell.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 06:00:00 PM

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