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Jason McCourty signs with Browns

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The Browns have a new cornerback.

Jason McCourty’s visit to Cleveland on Tuesday has resulted in a deal to join the team. McCourty told Courtney Fallon of NFL Media that it is a two-year deal worth up to $6 million with $2 million in guaranteed money.

The move to Cleveland will reunite McCourty with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who coached him in Tennessee during the 2013 season. McCourty was with the Titans for eight seasons overall, but his run with the team came to an end when the Titans released him earlier this year to open up $7 million in cap room.

Cleveland has Joe Haden and Jamar Taylor at the top of the depth chart and McCourty should slot in somewhere right alongside them given the overall makeup of the team’s cornerback group.

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18 Responses to “Jason McCourty signs with Browns”
  1. tunechi90 says: May 16, 2017 6:33 PM

    Browns D should be above average this year. Young future in Myles, Shelton, Ogbah, Collins, Haden, Peppers, and Taylor.

  2. stoneydog1000 says: May 16, 2017 6:33 PM

    Good pick up for the Browns.

  3. maust1013 says: May 16, 2017 6:37 PM

    That’s a pretty stiff haircut from the $8.8M he made last year and the $7M that was on his contrcat when TN cut him.
    It will be interesting to see the actual terms and whether this is really just a one year prove it deal.

  4. walker1191 says: May 16, 2017 6:45 PM

    I am rooting hard for the Browns as my second team this year., and this seems like another good move after many others recently.

  5. pastabelly says: May 16, 2017 7:16 PM

    maust1013 says:
    May 16, 2017 6:37 PM
    That’s a pretty stiff haircut from the $8.8M he made last year and the $7M that was on his contrcat when TN cut him.
    It will be interesting to see the actual terms and whether this is really just a one year prove it deal.
    =================================
    He’s an average corner. Tennessee made the right move in not paying that. McCourty got what he was worth. It’s not bad money for a #2 or #3 corner.

  6. terripet says: May 16, 2017 7:52 PM

    This guy won’t make the team

  7. bencoates57 says: May 16, 2017 8:04 PM

    Belichick is a genius. He’s versed in the twin studies literature that says twins bond more to each other than to the parents (or in this case, the coach)

  8. vinzclorth0 says: May 16, 2017 8:25 PM

    3-13.

  9. bencoates57 says: May 16, 2017 8:30 PM

    Feels like the Browns have added 200 to their roster the past 2 months.

  10. senatorblutarsky says: May 16, 2017 8:34 PM

    bencoates57 says:
    May 16, 2017 8:04 PM

    Belichick is a genius. He’s versed in the twin studies literature that says twins bond more to each other than to the parents (or in this case, the coach)
    ___________________

    How did this become about Belicheat? These patsie trolls just feel the need to add commentary to every story regardless of content. Sad.

  11. unbiasedminds says: May 16, 2017 8:46 PM

    I would take that cap relief everyday over McCourty.

  12. sixburghrules says: May 16, 2017 9:10 PM

    Steeler receivers going to rip them this year still!

  13. tbisgod says: May 16, 2017 11:45 PM

    BB has the RIGHT McCourty. 17-0 thank you

  14. dudeicle says: May 16, 2017 11:55 PM

    Bummed he didn’t even get a sniff from NE

  15. aldavis4president says: May 17, 2017 3:29 AM

    Completely off topic, but Cody Kessler AANNDD Deshone Kizer will be great quarterbacks.

  16. MeSoProudy says: May 17, 2017 8:11 AM

    “He’s made for the Patriots”, “McCourty signing with the Pats makes too much sense”, “Belichick will strike again finding a bargain” …….
    Signs with Browns

  17. alonestartexan says: May 17, 2017 8:14 AM

    McCourty isn’t bad, he’s just not a #1 “shutdown” corner.

    You could see that he did pretty well in a 4-3 defense with Verner on the other side and Michael Griffin backing him up deep. When both left, the defense slid to a Pittsburgh 3-4, and the DB’s surrounding him were the worst in the league, he fell apart.

    He’ll perform better in Cleveland because the entire weight and pressure of the defensive backfield is off his shoulders now.

  18. kfoyo808 says: May 17, 2017 10:06 AM

    he’ll be 3rd CB. and this point in his career, well suited and is a good sign for the money. Really would’ve liked him for Philly, since they don’t have but 2 actual CB on the roster that will play this year (Sidney Jones will be lucky if he plays this year).

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