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Devin McCourty | Defensive Back

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
College: Rutgers
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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. Feb 25 - 8:56 PM
Source: ESPN Boston

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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.
Jan 26 - 10:48 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
Jan 13 - 2:50 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

Sources tell the Boston Globe that Devin McCourty will remain at safety for the rest of the season.

Aqib Talib is the Patriots' new No. 1 corner opposite rookie Alfonzo Dennard. McCourty did excel while playing roughly 20 percent of his snaps at safety last year and the Patriots have been trying to get him back there ever since. If he can pair with strong safety Patrick Chung (shoulder, day-to-day), the Pats would have themselves an upgrade at two positions. They are currently ranked 30th in the league against the pass.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 10:35:00 AM

Devin McCourty has lined up "exclusively" at cornerback in Patriots camp, and "looks primed to stay there."

Injuries forced McCourty to play roughly 20 percent of his 2011 snaps at safety, but he should stick at his natural left cornerback this season. McCourty was one of the league's better cover corners in 2010, but was inconsistent amidst the chaos in the Pats' safety and cornerback corps last season.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 04:28:00 PM

ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss feels the signing of S James Ihedigbo confirms that the Patriots intend on keeping Devin McCourty at cornerback.

Used at safety on 20 percent of his 2011 snaps - likely only because of injuries at the position - McCourty figures to return to cornerback full-time after playing there exclusively during OTAs. New England is deeper at the safety position after adding Steve Gregory and Tavon Wilson.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Jun 24, 2012 08:55:00 AM

Devin McCourty was exclusively used at cornerback during Patriots OTAs.

McCourty started at safety at the end of last season. He projects as New England's starting left corner. Steve Gregory and Patrick Chung currently project as the Patriots' starting safeties, though Tavon Wilson will push Gregory.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, May 27, 2012 08:32:00 AM

Patriots LCB Devin McCourty is still rehabbing the right shoulder injury that plagued him down the stretch in 2011.

The injury kept McCourty out of Weeks 11 and 12, but he returned to start the Pats' final seven games, including the playoffs. "It's doing better," he promised. "It's getting stronger, progressing." No surgery was disclosed, but McCourty clearly returned to play through pain. He projects as New England's starting left corner in 2012 after dabbling at safety late last year.
Mon, May 21, 2012 03:05:00 PM

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