McCourty (shoulder/chest) was released by the Titans on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. McCourty's release comes after he spent the first eight seasons of his NFL career with Tennessee. The 29-year old cornerback had 69 tackles and 12 passes defensed, including two interceptions, in 14 games played last season. His release leaves the Titans with LeShaun Sims and Logan Ryan as the team's starting corners, though they could add a rookie early on in the draft. McCourty -- presumably past the aches and pains that he dealt with last last season -- is now a free agent and likely won't struggle finding a new club to sign with. The Patriots, who roster McCourty's twin brother Devin, are an intriguing option on that front.
McCourty is listed as inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Texans. McCourty's loss will be a tough one for a Tennessee secondary that surrendered 325 passing yards to Blake Bortles in his absence Week 16. With their top cover corner on the shelf, look for Valentino Blake to see an expanded role Sunday afternoon.
McCourty (chest) is a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with the Texans. McCourty injured his chest in Week 15 and was forced from playing in last week's loss to the Jaguars. Look for his status to be confirmed prior to kickoff.
McCourty (chest) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice. McCourty's limited availability Thursday is a small step in the right direction after completely sitting out Wednesday. His status heading into Sunday's game against the Texans remains unclear.
McCourty (chest) didn't practice Wednesday. McCourty didn't practice all last week and was held out of Saturday's game against the Jaguars. His status for Sunday's matchup with the Texans remains unclear. Look for Valentino Blake or Kalan Reed to see some extra time if McCourty is held out again.