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Devin McCourty | Defensive Back

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
College: Rutgers
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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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ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss would be "surprised" if the Patriots let FS Devin McCourty get away in free agency.

Reiss would be surprised; we'd be shocked. The Boston Herald expects the Pats to franchise tag McCourty, a move that could be made with the intention of eventually working out a long-term deal. Another key Patriots free agent is K Stephen Gostkowski. Reiss expects him back in New England as well.
Source: ESPN Boston
Feb 15 - 1:17 PM

The Boston Herald expects the Patriots to use the franchise tag on impending free-agent FS Devin McCourty.

With a deal unlikely to be reached before the March 2 franchise-tag deadline, the Patriots' best chance of keeping McCourty off the market is the franchise tag. The tag for safeties should be somewhere around $9 million, but New England would hope to work out a long-term deal this offseason. McCourty will be Rotoworld's No. 1 available safety if he reaches free agency.
Feb 7 - 10:56 AM

Patriots FS Devin McCourty suffered a rib injury in Sunday's Week 5 game against the Bengals.

McCourty exited in the first half and will not return. The Patriots are going with Duron Harmon opposite Patrick Chung in base sets.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 11:09:00 PM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the Patriots have reached out to FS Devin McCourty about a contract extension.

McCourty is owed a $3.92 million salary in the final year of his rookie deal. Drafted as a corner out of Rutgers with the 27th pick in 2010, McCourty moved to safety full-time partway through the 2012 season and has been starring at the position. He's missed just three starts in four seasons and graded out as PFF's top safety in 2013. McCourty should command $7-8 million annually.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 11:22:00 AM

ESPN Boston reports there hasn't been "any movement" in extension talks between the Patriots and contract-year FS Devin McCourty.

Escalators pushed McCourty's 2014 base salary to $3.92 million, while he's set to count $5.115 million against the cap. A converted corner, McCourty graded out as Pro Football Focus' top-rated safety in 2013, and has played at least 80 percent of the Patriots' defensive snaps in each of his first four seasons. He's the linchpin of Bill Belichick's sometimes-shambolic secondary.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 08:56:00 PM

Patriots FS Devin McCourty earned a $3 million salary escalator, raising his 2014 base salary from $920,000 to $3.92 million.

McCourty earned the bump in pay due to him playing at least 80 percent of the defensive snaps in each of his first four seasons. Entering the final year of his contract, McCourty is now scheduled to count $5.115 million against the 2014 salary cap. It makes him a prime candidate for a contract extension.
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:48:00 AM

ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss considers Patriots FS Devin McCourty a "prime candidate" for an early contract extension.

The 27th pick in the 2010 draft, McCourty is scheduled to enter a contract year in 2014. The Patriots could likely get a better price by signing McCourty early, as opposed to letting him test the market. Converted corner McCourty has been an outstanding coverage safety and playmaker on the ball with six interceptions and four forced fumbles over the past two seasons.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 02:50:00 PM

NFL.com's Albert Breer reports Patriots FS Devin McCourty (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Third-round rookie Duron Harmon will start in McCourty's place. McCourty is in the midst of a fine season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 1 safety heading into Week 17. Whether it's a Wild Card or Divisional Round game, McCourty should be ready for the Patriots' first playoff game.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 10:11:00 AM

Patriots S Devin McCourty suffered a concussion in New England's Week 16 game against the Ravens, and will not return.

McCourty went down in the third quarter. He appeared dazed on the sideline before heading to the locker room. Third-round rookie Duron Harmon is now in the game in McCourty's place.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 06:35:00 PM

ESPN Boston doesn't consider FS Devin McCourty a candidate for a contract extension.

McCourty is signed through 2014, so there's no rush on a long-term deal. The Pats can let McCourty play out this year before opening extension talks. McCourty started all 16 games last season, recording 82 tackles, five interceptions and two forced fumbles. He was rated as the No. 14 safety by Pro Football Focus.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sat, May 25, 2013 07:53:00 PM

The Boston Globe refers to FS Devin McCourty's shoulder surgery as "minor."

McCourty should be 100 percent ahead of camp. He'll be breaking in a new partner as hard-hitting Adrian Wilson steps in at strong safety. McCourty started all 16 games a year ago, recording 82 tackles, five interceptions and one forced fumble.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 10:15:00 AM

Patriots FS Devin McCourty is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.

"Multiple sources" tell ESPN Boston McCourty is still expected to be ready by training camp. McCourty played through a separated right shoulder in 2011, but started every game last year. The operation may have been a routine "cleanup" procedure to repair loose particles. McCourty, 25, has settled in as the Pats' free safety after beginning his career at cornerback. He finished 2012 with 82 tackles, five interceptions, and four fumbles forced.
Source: ESPN Boston
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 03:21:00 PM

Patriots FS Devin McCourty was the team's "iron man" in 2012, playing 98 percent of New England's defensive snaps and 52 percent on special teams.

All told, he played 1,329 snaps on defense and 256 on "teams." Plagued by inconsistency his first two NFL seasons at cornerback, McCourty was moved to free safety essentially full time for the final 12 games in 2012 and took off. His 10.1 passer rating allowed on throws into his coverage was the NFL's stingiest clip, per Pro Football Focus. He also has 14 interceptions through three seasons. The Pats have 25-year-old McCourty under contract cheaply through 2014.
Sat, Jan 26, 2013 08:39:00 AM

Devin McCourty was moved to cornerback in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

Aqib Talib (hip) still isn't completely healthy, and the Patriots are using a combination of McCourty, Steve Gregory, and Patrick Chung in their secondary. Prior to last week, McCourty had started eight straight games at free safety. Talib missed the entire second half against Jacksonville and may now be dealing with a setback.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Dec 24, 2012 08:30:00 PM

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