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Reports: Patriots begin contract talks with Devin McCourty

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The Patriots have reportedly broached the topic of a new deal for one of their starters in the secondary.

The club has commenced contract discussions with safety Devin McCourty, Albert Breer of NFL Media reported on Friday.

According to Nick Underhill of MassLive.com, who confirmed Breer’s report, “nothing substantial” has yet come from the “preliminary discussions” between the sides.

The 26-year-old McCourty notched 69 tackles in 15 games for New England in 2013, earning the highest grade of all qualifying safeties from Pro Football Focus. He has started 61-of-64 regular season games for the Patriots, playing both cornerback and safety and hauling in 15 interceptions.

McCourty’s current contract expires after the 2014 season.

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17 Responses to “Reports: Patriots begin contract talks with Devin McCourty”
  1. hakunamangata says: Jun 6, 2014 12:24 PM

    Pay the man.

  2. spoilerfutbol says: Jun 6, 2014 12:36 PM

    Im a Pats fan but i cant understand this, people is destroying PFF because the Brady “not top 5″ article and the same people says “McCourty is elite safety according to PFF”
    He is a good player but some times i feel the media made him an overrated player.

  3. thelastwordyaheard says: Jun 6, 2014 12:36 PM

    their secondary is gonna be lights out this season

  4. jmblosser82 says: Jun 6, 2014 12:39 PM

    He is tough to deal with for an offense. I really don’t see them losing Talib one year then this guy the next, unless of course he overvalues himself.
    Signed
    A Steeler fan.

  5. keepongronking says: Jun 6, 2014 12:39 PM

    Best safety in the league…..not named Earl Thomas.

  6. touchdownroddywhite says: Jun 6, 2014 12:52 PM

    @keepongronking –

    Way to keep it honest man! The guy is a play maker for sure though, and I think the Broncos will have a hard time getting past NE with that retooled secondary this year.

  7. tedmurph says: Jun 6, 2014 1:14 PM

    This is an up and coming, durable player, by all accounts. Plays STs. He’s a 2x Pro Bowler, once @CB and once @FS, a position he’s still learning. That despite some shaky CB play by the Pats when Talib wasn’t in there. Also, he’s a 5mil cap hit this yr. An extention would probably reduce that number(he’s not gonna get EThomas money,prob JByrd) and maybe clear some room for an AJohnson trade. By all means, do it.

  8. surfinbird1 says: Jun 6, 2014 1:42 PM

    Not a superstar but a good solid player and a great team first attitude. Pay him.

  9. 6ball says: Jun 6, 2014 1:56 PM

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    He’s versatile as he can play both corner and safety. His best years are in front of him.

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  10. rwhite84 says: Jun 6, 2014 2:00 PM

    McCourty fun facts, he was the least targeted per snap safety in football and he had a lower missed tackle rate than Chancellor last year. I think he got 600k to do that too. The man deserves a pay day.

  11. doctormantistoboggan says: Jun 6, 2014 2:10 PM

    Lord Manning will shred this turd again in the AFC Championship.

  12. scalfor3 says: Jun 6, 2014 2:13 PM

    Pats defense was giving up far more big plays in the air before McCourty got moved to safety. He makes a lot of plays with his smarts and positioning that don’t show up on a stat sheet. Also, pay him now before his value explodes from playing with Revis/Browner.

  13. dcpatfan says: Jun 6, 2014 2:17 PM

    Soft player….don’t fit with the smashmouth defense were going to unveil this season.

  14. footballcrazyguy says: Jun 6, 2014 2:42 PM

    It will be the usual Pats story. They will ask him to take less (usually way less) than market value for his position for the “privilege of playing with the PAT’s, chance for the Super Bowl, blah blah” Not working too well any more since they haven’t won a Super Bowl in a decade and Tom Brady has no one to throw to. Football is a rough, dangerous game and the careers are short. With this sport, it should be ALL about the money.

  15. slick50ks says: Jun 6, 2014 7:57 PM

    McCourty is a prime example of the flaws with PPF’s numbers.

    While he’s a decent enough safety, in reality, he’s not in the top 10, and hardly elite.

  16. deacon85 says: Jun 8, 2014 9:35 AM

    I’d pay him solely of the basis of the play last year against the Dolphins where he caught the ball while leaping out of bounds and flipped it Kyle Arrington who was in bounds (who got credit for the interception) . It was a spectacular play.

  17. jimmyjames65 says: Jun 8, 2014 11:48 AM

    Patriots won’t be winning any SB’s. They will have their hands full winning their division this year. And the Broncos will struggle to make the playoffs.

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