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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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.

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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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Devin McCourty DB NE 11 Months

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.