Jason McCourty on the roster bubble in New England

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When defensive back Jason McCourty was traded to the Patriots this offseason, there were a lot of feel-good stories about how he’d have a chance to play with his brother Devin, and to play for a ring after spending most of his career on bad teams. But so far in training camp things aren’t looking great for McCourty.

McCourty has been working mostly with the backups and is currently on the roster bubble, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.

Part of McCourty’s problem is how well undrafted rookie defensive back J.C. Jackson has played in camp. Jackson, a very talented player who was undrafted because of off-field issues that saw him get kicked off the team at Florida before finishing his career at Maryland, has exceeded expectations. If he makes the team, that’s one fewer roster spot for a veteran defensive back, and McCourty could be the odd man out.

The Patriots didn’t give up much to acquire McCourty, sending the 205th pick in the draft to Cleveland for McCourty and the 219th pick. Given that, it shouldn’t be a big surprise if McCourty is gone by the time the season starts.

50 responses to “Jason McCourty on the roster bubble in New England

  1. terripet says:
    August 12, 2018 at 1:08 pm
    His brother should be too

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    If he played for the Colts he would be the top player on their defense

  2. Disinformation “leaked” by the Patriots to motivate Jason and light a big fire under him …

    and the message is clear: buy into the Patriot Way or buy a plane ticket home.

  3. Terripet once again showing his football knowledge though being a colts fan he hasn’t experienced professional football in quite some time.

  4. Devin should be on the bubble too. Anyone who played a part in Nick Foles becoming a Superbowl MVP shouldn’t be playing professional football. It’s an embarrassment to the organization. Once again BB is showing that he’s not capable of being a GM. He makes Matt Millen look like a rockstar.

  5. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    August 12, 2018 at 1:55 pm
    Devin should be on the bubble too. Anyone who played a part in Nick Foles becoming a Superbowl MVP shouldn’t be playing professional football. It’s an embarrassment to the organization. Once again BB is showing that he’s not capable of being a GM. He makes Matt Millen look like a rockstar.

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    Well I guess that incliudes the entire Vikings’ defense as well because Foles shredded them as well

  6. nhpats says:
    August 12, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Well I guess that incliudes the entire Vikings’ defense as well because Foles shredded them as well
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
    Still mad? Brady is washed up and fumbled away his last chance, get used to the new reality.

  7. Why is a colt fan just so obsessed. If I was a colts fans I would call this dude out on regular. Just a bad look for their fan base

  8. “Brady is washed up”

    That statement along discredits anything you have to say about the Pats. Outside of being the MVP, leading the league in passing, being #1 in completions of 40+ yards in the air and #3 in completions of 20+ yards in the air Brady was just horrible last season.

    SMH you don’t like the Pats or Brady that’s fine, but making foolish statements that have no basis in reality just makes people laugh at you

  9. Hmmm…I remember when the Browns traded him to the Patriots. All the Patriots fans were rabid about how great this trade was and how he was going to make that defense so much better, yada yada yada. If that’s the case their defense must really suck.

  10. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    August 12, 2018 at 1:55 pm
    Devin should be on the bubble too. Anyone who played a part in Nick Foles becoming a Superbowl MVP shouldn’t be playing professional football. It’s an embarrassment to the organization. Once again BB is showing that he’s not capable of being a GM. He makes Matt Millen look like a rockstar.
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    Dude get real. 5 Years ago Foles was one of the best starters in the NFL, he led the league in TD-int ratio. he had like 28 tds and 2 picks. He’s nothing to really sneeze at.
    And are we really comparing gm’s an 0-16 team to a coach with 5 Super bowls and a 16-0 season? Delusional.

  11. Respect MReiss, but disagree on this one. If they cut McCourty, the only vet CBS on the roster are Gilmour and Rowe, and Rowe gets hurt every. Suspect JM hasn’t seen the field because he’s working thru an injury.

  12. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    August 12, 2018 at 2:21 pm
    nhpats says:
    August 12, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Well I guess that incliudes the entire Vikings’ defense as well because Foles shredded them as well
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
    Still mad? Brady is washed up and fumbled away his last chance, get used to the new reality.

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    Mad? With 8 SB appearances and 5 wins I am downright estatic!

    Now if my team was heading into year 58 with zero championships then I would probably be mad….

  13. whenwilliteverend says:
    August 12, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Hmmm…I remember when the Browns traded him to the Patriots. All the Patriots fans were rabid about how great this trade was and how he was going to make that defense so much better, yada yada yada. If that’s the case their defense must really suck.
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    genericcommenter says:
    August 12, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    At the time I think people were saying Cleveland was crazy to give away such a great player and he will go to NE and be a star.
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    Well- he was rated as the 16th best cornerback in the league last year- so not such a stretch- and Reiss has surely been wrong before. We’ll see.

  14. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    August 12, 2018 at 2:38 pm
    So Tylaw was wrong again by saying this guy is a top player? What a surprise.

    11 3 Rate This

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    lmao

    i said he had a good year last year on a crap team

    it is funny to me that when Belichick covers all bases and looks under every rock, even drafting, developing, and then trading JimmyG, all of it is seen as somehow a mistake.

    JC Jackson could be another Malcolm Butler for all we know so a vet camp invite like McCourty is something BB does every year.

    I fail to see how ne liking the brilliance of BB the teambuilder makes me “wrong”.

    There are still 3 preseason games to go and injuries always happen..

  15. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    August 12, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Still mad? Brady is washed up and fumbled away his last chance, get used to the new reality.
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    Well one of us watched the game and the other is full of it. Brady’s last snap ended in an incomplete Hail Mary to the end zone where Gronkowski and Hogan were knocked to the ground.

  16. Saw JC Jackson play vs. Washington. Jackson making this team is not in the realm of possibility. Atrocious.

  17. J.C. Jackson off field issues? What sort of off field issues? Is this another Hernandez?

  18. tylawspick6 says:
    August 12, 2018 at 3:42 pm
    Jimmypinthe416 says:
    August 12, 2018 at 2:38 pm
    So Tylaw was wrong again by saying this guy is a top player? What a surprise.
    11 3 Rate This
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    lmao
    i said he had a good year last year on a crap team
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    You say a lot of things….

    -Breeland cut by Redskins….

    tylawspick6 says:
    July 21, 2018 at 10:06 pm
    this guy sucks

    -Less than 3 weeks later Breeland visits Patriots….

    tylawspick6 says:
    August 7, 2018 at 4:19 pm
    The Pats loaded might be even more loaded.
    Solid player, just not sure on the football IQ/desire thingy that is important when signing in NE.

    LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LOLLLLLL LOLLLLLLL LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

  19. tylawspick6 says:
    July 21, 2018 at 10:06 pm
    this guy sucks

    -Less than 3 weeks later Breeland visits Patriots….

    tylawspick6 says:
    August 7, 2018 at 4:19 pm
    The Pats loaded might be even more loaded.
    Solid player, just not sure on the football IQ/desire thingy that is important when signing in NE.

    LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LOLLLLLL LOLLLLLLL LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    0 0 Rate This

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    you seem to have a reading comprehension problem

    jc jackson is turning heads in camp and breeland becomes a tire kicker for bb

    that does’t even count lewis at cb also turning heads

    yes, this means the pats are loaded at cb and safety, for that matter.

    wow

    yes, breeland sucks as an unemployed cb

    good luck at community college if you ever apply

  20. chuckshontaspads says:
    August 12, 2018 at 1:43 pm
    Terripet once again showing his football knowledge though being a colts fan he hasn’t experienced professional football in quite some time.

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    Hey, respect the man. Do you realize the time and effort it takes to be the first commenter on Pats articles as often as he accomplishes? You never know when they are going to drop so you have to just hang out on the Pats stream all day and keep refreshing so you can be right there when something appears. It leaves very little time for having anything else in one’s life. That level of committment does not happen every day.

  21. nhpats says:
    August 12, 2018 at 1:20 pm
    terripet says:
    August 12, 2018 at 1:08 pm
    His brother should be too

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    If he played for the Colts he would be the top player on their defense
    ++++++++++++++++
    If the Colts received the same amount of calls the Patriots did weekly……Pagano would have played his best corner in the supe bowl and would not had given up 41 points

  22. “yes, this means the pats are loaded at cb and safety, for that matter.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. JAJAJAJAJAJJAJAJAJAJ. Most delusional, fictitious statement every commented on PFT. Certified troll.

  23. “Well one of us watched the game and the other is full of it. Brady’s last snap ended in an incomplete Hail Mary to the end zone where Gronkowski and Hogan were knocked to the ground.”

    What’s wrong? Kraft couldn’t pay the refs enough for another fake penalty? You fan boys are so used to getting so many get out of jail free cards, it hurts when they actually call a fair game, huh?

  24. tylawspick6 says:
    August 12, 2018 at 4:21 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    July 21, 2018 at 10:06 pm
    this guy sucks
    -Less than 3 weeks later Breeland visits Patriots….
    tylawspick6 says:
    August 7, 2018 at 4:19 pm
    The Pats loaded might be even more loaded.
    Solid player, just not sure on the football IQ/desire thingy that is important when signing in NE.
    LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LOLLLLLL LOLLLLLLL LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
    0 0 Rate This
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    you seem to have a reading comprehension problem
    jc jackson is turning heads in camp and breeland becomes a tire kicker for bb
    that does’t even count lewis at cb also turning heads
    yes, this means the pats are loaded at cb and safety, for that matter.
    wow
    yes, breeland sucks as an unemployed cb
    good luck at community college if you ever apply
    __________

    Nice try at saving face but MEGA FAIL! You’re nothing but a biased pats homer.

    Credibility = LOST!

    You need to read better. Breeland “Sucks” after he got cut by Redskins according to you. But then when Pats brought him in for visit 3 weeks later and he suddenly was an and I quote “Solid Player” “Might even be more loaded”

    Nothing to do with JC Jackson. LOL

    Posts never lie but a biased homer Pats fan does LMAOOOO

    HAHAHAHAHAHA LOL FAIL!! Nice try fool

    LOLLLLLLL

  25. .
    Don’t forget that CBs Cyrus and Jonathan Jones are both back from IR. Both have previously played special teams. I’m not sure if McCourty has experience in this area.
    .

  26. Well, it’s another Pats article & the Regular group of green with envy fans of loser teams are out in force…..so good to see them excited about football again…. the GOOD LORD KNOWS, if it weren’t for the Patriots they’d have nothing to get excited about!!!! It’s OBVIOUS their teams do NOTHING FOR THEM……well, except let them down again & again & again…… by the way, what’s that like? Tell me about it, I’m actually curious to know!!!

  27. The problem isn’t that Mccourty isn’t doing well, or that JC Jackson is outperforming him. It’s that mccourty doesn’t play special teams, whereas pretty much every other cornerback does which will give them an edge over him. Even so Mccourty is currently the third or fourth CB so he could end up being a big part of the defense regardless.

  28. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    August 12, 2018 at 4:51 pm
    “Well one of us watched the game and the other is full of it. Brady’s last snap ended in an incomplete Hail Mary to the end zone where Gronkowski and Hogan were knocked to the ground.”

    What’s wrong? Kraft couldn’t pay the refs enough for another fake penalty? You fan boys are so used to getting so many get out of jail free cards, it hurts when they actually call a fair game, huh?

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    Huh? All he did was point out that you were using alternative facts. No one is asking for a flag. If Pats fans were to ask for anything it would be a better defense because we all know thats where the game went. But that wasnt the case and Philly won. Oh well. On to this year because its already guaranteed to be fun. The nice constant for Pats fans is that their team always delivers an exciting competative season with a legitimate shot at it all. You know, the sort if season other teams hope to maybe get once in a while.

  29. People, justblame is just a professional troll that has 100 different screen names and just get off on baiting people. I don’t even read his posts, and you shouldn’t either. Responding makes her happy. Actually, she’s not professional. That would involve getting paid. ‘Ma , the meatloaf!’

  30. I’ll never understand why Pats fans get their panties in a bunch any time someone shares a differing opinion. Just like the snowflake liberals, need trigger warnings and safe spaces because the world is a big scary place.

  31. I’ll never understand trolling all day, every day. Get a job. Get off the gov’t dole. The food service industry and the petroleum distribution industry are hiring,I hear. Trump stopped the immigrants from taking those low rent jobs. Now available to Americans on disability and welfare.

  32. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    August 12, 2018 at 8:03 pm
    I’ll never understand why Pats fans get their panties in a bunch any time someone shares a differing opinion. Just like the snowflake liberals, need trigger warnings and safe spaces because the world is a big scary place.

    No need to mix politics and sports, people who understand the NEP understand that everything they do is not about sentiment, but what is best for the team.. Jason uniting with his bro is a feel good story, but if he can’t play on ST’s and cannot beat out an UDFA he will be gone.. not very complicated.

  33. @lolnehomers says:
    August 12, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Saving comments from weeks/months prior os a sure sign of something. Typically we see this is HS students who have been bullied and are planning something.

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