Devin McCourty DB NE 3 months ago

McCourty, who signed a five-year, $47.5 million contract this offseason, was lined up at his usual safety spot during Friday's OTA practice, the Boston Herald reports.

With the Patriots losing Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Kyle Arrington and Alfonzo Dennard in the offseason, there's been speculation about the team moving McCourty to cornerback. The Patriots haven't addressed the matter and probably won't say anything, but it seems unlikely the team would move McCourty away from a position where he's been so fantastic the last few seasons. While they don't have any proven, high-level talent at cornerback, the Patriots do have some intriguing players in Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, Robert McClain, Justin Green and Bradley Fletcher.

Devin McCourty DB NE 6 months ago

McCourty agreed to a five-year, $47.5 million contract with the Patriots, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

McCourty reportedly turned down more money from another team, but his contract will still be one of the largest ever given to a safety. It's a nice deal for both sides, and it allows New England to turn its attention to negotiating with Darrelle Revis. While McCourty's work in coverage is immensely valuable to the Patriots, he doesn't collect enough tackles to warrant ownership in most IDP leagues.

Devin McCourty DB NE 11 months ago

McCourty (ribs) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bills.�

McCourty is out there if you need him Sunday, but with 13 tackles and one interception through five games to date, his IDP utility is limited to deeper formats.

Devin McCourty DB NE 11 months ago

McCourty (ribs), who was limited at practice all week, is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bills, ESPN.com reports.

McCourty looks good to go this week, though with 13 tackles and a pick through five games to date, he's only an option in deeper IDP formats.

Devin McCourty DB NE 11 months ago

McCourty (ribs) was limited at Wednesday's practice, the Boston Globe reports.

More on McCourty's status as the week continues, but with 13 tackles and a pick through five games, his IDP utility has been modest thus far.

Devin McCourty DB NE 11 months ago

McCourty (ribs) will not return to Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Initially deemed questionable to return after suffering the injury during the first half, McCourty was then ruled out at the end of the third quarter. Duron Harmon is now working alongside Patrick Chung at safety.

Devin McCourty DB NE 11 months ago

McCourty left Sunday's game against the Bengals with a rib injury and is questionable to return, Shalise Manza Young of The Boston Globe reports.

McCourty missed a good chunk of the second quarter, allowing Duron Harmon to get some playing time alongside Patrick Chung. McCourty hasn't done much in IDP leagues this season, with his one interception complemented by just 12 tackles (eight solo) and two pass defenses through four games. He was credited with an assisted tackle and a pass defense before leaving Sunday's contest.

Devin McCourty DB NE 12 months ago

McCourty was on the field for 73-of-74 snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

McCourty's snaps were tops among the team's defensive backs in Week 1, with Darrelle Revis missing the team's final nine snaps because of cramping. Though McCourty was limited to three tackles in the contest, his key role in the Patriots' defense should result in IDP-relevant production more often than not this season.

Devin McCourty DB NE 1 year ago

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

MCourty is set to earn a $3.92 million base 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.

Devin McCourty DB NE 2 years ago

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.