ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss would be "surprised" if the Patriots let FS Devin McCourty get away in free agency.
The Boston Herald expects the Patriots to use the franchise tag on impending free-agent FS Devin McCourty.
Patriots FS Devin McCourty suffered a rib injury in Sunday's Week 5 game against the Bengals.
NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the Patriots have reached out to FS Devin McCourty about a contract extension.
ESPN Boston reports there hasn't been "any movement" in extension talks between the Patriots and contract-year FS Devin McCourty.
Patriots FS Devin McCourty earned a $3 million salary escalator, raising his 2014 base salary from $920,000 to $3.92 million.
ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss considers Patriots FS Devin McCourty a "prime candidate" for an early contract extension.
NFL.com's Albert Breer reports Patriots FS Devin McCourty (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 17.
Patriots S Devin McCourty suffered a concussion in New England's Week 16 game against the Ravens, and will not return.
ESPN Boston doesn't consider FS Devin McCourty a candidate for a contract extension.
The Boston Globe refers to FS Devin McCourty's shoulder surgery as "minor."
Patriots FS Devin McCourty is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
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.
Devin McCourty was moved to cornerback in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.