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Checking in with Devin McCourty

New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty, who is scheduled to become a free agent March 10, spoke with ESPN's Josina Anderson on Monday after the club did not place the franchise tag on him. Here is what McCourty said to Anderson: On how he feels about the Patriots not using their franchise tag on him: "I really didn’t know. There was no real information from them on if it was going to be me or Steve [Gostkowski]. So I was kind of going off of what everybody else was going off, with what people were reporting as far as sources and all that.

McCourty Acknowledges 'It's More Realistic Now' That He Could Be Leaving the Patriots

Patriots safety Devin McCourty will be a free agent next week and he realizes he could be saying goodbye to Foxborough.
Boston Herald Mar 3, 2015
Pats take huge gamble on re-signing McCourty

Pats take huge gamble on re-signing McCourty

Devin McCourty wasn’t going to make a stink if the Patriots put a franchise tag on him.After all, the $9.6 million, one-year tender was nothing to gripe about. The fact the Pats didn’t tag him, apparently feeling that number was too rich for a single year, just opened the door for McCourty to make a lot more cash with a long-term deal be it in New England, or someplace else.The way it looks, the Patriots are gambling on being able to re-sign McCourty, who has openly expressed the desire to return. In reality, they’re playing with fire.
Big Blue View 7 hours ago

NFL Free Agency Rumors: Devin McCourty, Rahim Moore targets for Giants -- report

Here we go with the rumored free-agent targets. The New York Giants, who could be about to lose veteran safety Antrel Rolle, are expected to court potential replacements in Devin McCourty and Rahim Moore, according to Jordan Ranaan of NJ.com. Rolle said Thursday that he expected to be a free agent when the signing period begins on Tuesday. He reiterated that stance on Sirius XM NFL Radio Friday morning, once again stating he has had no discussions with the Giants. He said he hasn't talked to the Giants since the season ended. Ranaan said McCourty, who played at Rutgers, could command a...
Gang Green Nation Mar 3, 2015

Devin McCourty Set To Become A Free Agent

The New England Patriots decided to place their franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski, which means Devin McCourty is set to become a free agent in 7 days. I thought the Patriots would tag Devin McCourty, he's a top safety entering the prime of his career, why wouldn't you want to keep him. In a move that surprised most people, the Patriots elected to franchise the kicker instead of their starting safety. McCourty has stated that he wants to remain in New England, but understands there is a real possibility that he will be playing his football elsewhere in 2015: "I really didn't...
Pats Pulpit Mar 3, 2015

Patriots haven’t had recent talks with Devin McCourty

Devin McCourty still could return to the New England Patriots, but there haven't been any recent contract talks. The New England Patriots surprised many when they chose to use the franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski over safety Devin McCourty yesterday. In fact, you could count McCourty among those surprised. Some believed that this move may have been an indication that the team was close to a long-term deal with McCourty. As it turns out, the team has not been in recent communication on a new deal: #Patriots do have a little over a week to work out a deal with McCourty; as of this...
Music City Miracles Mar 5, 2015

NFL Free Agency 2015: Titans should target Devin McCourty

The Tennessee Titans should have an inside track on bringing former New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty to Nashville. Safeties that can play center field are in high demand in today's NFL, and they are really hard to find.  That is why when one becomes available, teams should jump all over him.  Devin McCourty is that guy.  He is ranked by Pro Football Focus as the best safety available in free agency. Here is part of what they had to say about him: Topping our list is McCourty, who made a seamless transition from corner (where he graded at +11.7 overall in his rookie season) to...
Pats Pulpit 21 hours ago

2015 Patriots Free Agency Rumors and News

Let's look at all of today's rumors and news pieces regarding the New England Patriots The New England Patriots are at the heart of many free agency transactions because Devin McCourty is one of the top available players. There are a lot of rumors and some actual worthwhile news, so we've compiled everything below. Devin McCourty Sources in Philadelphia tell me Devin McCourty is high on the Eagles free agent board and will pursue him. As will the New York Giants. — Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) March 5, 2015 McCourty is the Patriots top free agent and he's now linked to the NFC...
Pats Pulpit 19 hours ago

2015 Patriots Free Agency Rumors, News, and Updates

Let's look at all of today's rumors and news updates regarding the New England Patriots The New England Patriots are at the heart of many free agency transactions because Devin McCourty is one of the top available players. There are a lot of rumors and some actual worthwhile news, so we've compiled everything below. Devin McCourty Sources in Philadelphia tell me Devin McCourty is high on the Eagles free agent board and will pursue him. As will the New York Giants. — Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) March 5, 2015 McCourty is the Patriots top free agent and he's now linked to the NFC...
Pats Pulpit Mar 3, 2015

New England Patriots Links 3/03/15 - Patriots Gambling With McCourty or Staying True to System

Daily news and links for 3/03/15 TEAM TALK Patriots name K Stephen Gostkowski as 2015 franchise player. Erik Scalavino inspects the current state of the Patriots roster: Specialists. Gallery - 2014 Best of Stephen Gostkowski. Briana Palma gives us 7 reasons why Malcolm butler had the best February ever. LOCAL LINKS Tom E. Curran explains that instead of the franchise tag, Devin McCourty is going to get a long-term, big-money deal . . . either with the Patriots or somebody else. Karen Guregian believes the Patriots are playing with fire and gambling that they will be able to...
Washington Post Mar 3, 2015

Redskins Blog: A free agent safety the Redskins could pursue: Devin McCourty

If the Redskins are to make one big-name free agent signing this offseason, it should without doubt be free safety Devin McCourty. GM Scot McCloughan stressed the importance of the draft over free agency, making it unlikely the Redskins pursue one of the best players on the market. But this draft class appears to be weak at the position, and quality free safeties are incredibly hard to find.Read full article >>
Express-Times Mar 3, 2015

NFL Free Agency 2015: If Devin McCourty is available, the Eagles would be wise to go after him

McCourty makes sense for the Eagles on a number of different levels.
New York Post Mar 4, 2015

Patriots star McCourty: ‘Would be cool being home’ in New York

Listen up, Giants and Jets. A hometown kid who could boost the playoff-starved teams’ secondary is heading into free agency with a sentimental eye. Patriots safety Devin McCourty — who hails from Nyack, NY, and...

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