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Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Devin McCourty is re-signing with the Patriots on a two-year contract.
Rapoport adds that the total value of the deal is for $23 million, which includes $17 million guaranteed. McCourty was always expected to re-sign with the Patriots as he is viewed as one of the leaders in their locker room. By staying in New England he will also get to play with his brother again.
Patriots safety Devin McCourty said on the Sports Spectrum podcast that he plans to play football in 2019.
McCourty said during Super Bowl week that he would consider retirement if the Patriots were to beat the Rams. After having a couple weeks to think about it, he decided he wanted to continue his playing career with the hopes of bringing a seventh title to New England. “I think once you get a chance to step away for a couple weeks now, you’re like, ‘Yeah, man, I still do want to be around these other young guys that come in,'” McCourty said. The Patriots will surely be happy to welcome back one of the key pieces of their defense for at least one more year.
Patriots safety Devin McCourty acknowledged on Super Bowl Opening Night that if New England were to win Sunday, he may opt to retire. “I don’t know for sure,” McCourty said from his podium Monday. “I do look at it if we can win this game, win it with my brother, I don’t know what else I could do that would top that. I’m just trying to make sure I enjoy this season and enjoy these last couple of days with these guys.”
McCourty has been a key element of the New England secondary since they selected him 27th overall in the 2010 draft. Sunday’s game against the Rams will be his fifth Super Bowl appearance. This time, he will be joined by his twin brother Jason who is set to play in his first. Devin sounds like a guy wanting to walk off into the sunset as a champion.
Patriots safety Devin McCourty (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday as a full participant. It was a full-pads practice according to ESPN reporter Mike Reiss.
McCourty suffered a concussion in Week 17 and did not practice during the team’s bye week. WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) was also back to full participation while TE Dwayne Allen (knee) and DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (ankle) were limited. The Patriots will host the Chargers on Sunday.
Patriots safety Devin McCourty left the third quarter of Sunday’s win over the Jets with a head injury.
McCourty collided with teammate Malcolm Brown as the two attempted a tackle of Jets running back Trenton Cannon. The good news for McCourty is the Patriots secured a first-round bye with the win, giving him an extra week to recover and clear the NFL’s concussion protocol. He finished the game with two tackles, one pass defensed, and a fumble recovery in the 38-3 victory.