Devin McCourty DB NE 7 Months
ESPN Boston doesn't consider Patriots FS Devin McCourty a candidate for a contract extension
McCourty is signed through 2014, so there's no rush to get a long-term deal done. The Patriots can let McCourty play out this year before they open extension talks. McCourty started all 16 games last season, recording 82 tackles, five interceptions and one fumble.
Devin McCourty DB NE 8 Months
The Boston Globe refers to Devin McCourty's shoulder surgery as "minor."
McCourty should be 100 percent ahead of training 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.
Devin McCourty DB NE 9 Months
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.
Devin McCourty DB NE 11 Months
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. The Patriots have 25-year-old McCourty under contract cheaply through 2014.
Devin McCourty DB NE 12 Months
Devin McCourty was moved to cornerback in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.
Aqib Talib (hip) still isn't completely healthy, and the Patriots were forced to use their big nickel package of McCourty, Steve Gregory, and Patrick Chung. Prior to last week, McCourty had started eight straight games at free safety. Talib played just 8-of-80 snaps on Sunday and may be dealing with a setback.
Devin McCourty DB NE Nov 20 '12
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.
Devin McCourty DB NE Aug 06 '12
According to ESPN Boston, Devin McCourty has lined up "exclusively" at cornerback in Patriots camp, and "looks primed to stay there."
Injuries in New England's secondary 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.
Devin McCourty DB NE Jun 24 '12
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.
Devin McCourty DB NE May 27 '12
Devin McCourty was exclusively used at cornerback during Patriots OTAs.
McCourty dabbled at safety last year, but he'll resume his position as New England's starting left corner opposite Kyle Arrington. Steve Gregory and Patrick Chung currently project as the Patriots' starters at safety.
Devin McCourty DB NE May 21 '12
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.