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Devin McCourty | Defensive Back

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
College: Rutgers
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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. Aug 26 - 6:17 PM

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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.
Aug 23 - 8:36 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
Aug 22 - 11:13 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.
Jun 7 - 8:41 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.
May 31 - 8:47 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.
Mar 8 - 10:36 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.
Mar 8 - 8:40 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.
Mar 8 - 6:04 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.
Mar 8 - 4:53 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.
Mar 7 - 6:00 PM

ESPN New York expects the Giants to make a run at free agent FS Devin McCourty.

This confirms an NBC Washington report linking the Giants to McCourty. The Giants have a void at safety with Antrel Rolle, Stevie Brown and Quintin Demps all free agents. McCourty, 28, has drawn interest from multiple teams, with Washington and the Eagles also potential landing spots. He's expected to command $8 million-plus annually.
Mar 7 - 2:20 PM

A source told ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim Washington will not pursue free agent FS Devin McCourty.

With Duke Ihenacho, Trenton Robinson and Phillip Thomas sitting atop the safety depth chart, it is a safe bet Washington will be on the hunt for safety talent. McCourty, however, does not appear to be one of their targets. The Eagles and Giants have already been linked to McCourty, who is sure to find a lot of suitors as the best free agent safety in this year's class.
Mar 7 - 8:23 AM

NBC Washington reports free agent S Devin McCourty is "high" on the Eagles' wish list, and will also be pursued by the Giants.

The Eagles have spent the week clearing cap space, and have a hole at free safety with Nate Allen expected to walk in free agency. The Eagles and G-Men won't be McCourty's only pursuers, as he's far and away this year's top-available safety. Most signs point to the Patriots getting outbid for his services.
Mar 5 - 4:58 PM

The Patriots did not assign the franchise tag to free agent FS Devin McCourty.

If the sides can't strike a long-term deal before March 10, McCourty will head to the open market. He's far and away free agency's top safety and should land annual pay in the $8-10 million range. The $9.6 million franchise tag for safeties was more than New England was willing to pay. This is considered a weak draft class for safeties, putting McCourty in even higher demand.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mar 2 - 3:47 PM

Free agent FS Devin McCourty would be okay with the Patriots' franchise tag.

It appears that's where this is heading with McCourty, who would stand to make around $9 million in 2015 on the franchise tag. Not a bad deal. McCourty would be one of the highest-paid safeties in the league and get another crack at free agency next offseason as a 28-year-old should he and the Patriots not hammer out a long-term deal. He's not going to reach the open market in two weeks.
Feb 25 - 1:26 PM

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