The Patriots have until March 2 to place the tag on McCourty, which will be approximately $9 million next season.
"I've kind of broken it down as worst-case scenario would be that I get franchised and come back to play for another year here," McCourty said. "To me that’s no reason to stress. I love it here. The franchise tag is player-friendly now. It's a good number. If I hit free agency, I hope there's some teams that want me to play there. Hopefully that goes over well. It's still exciting."
"I hope not. We'll see, but I hope not," McCourty said when asked if it was his last game in a Patriots uniform. "This ride has been incredible -- being in the Super Bowl twice and winning it once -- there's not much a player can ask for except for being at home and this is home."
McCourty played all 16 games for New England in 2014, totaling 68 tackles and grabbing two interceptions. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason after spending his first five seasons with the Patriots.
In two losses against the
"Coach (Bill) Belichick, he did the same thing, had the same game plan --
Patriot coach Bill Belichick praised Arrington's effort against Hilton, who is headed to the Pro Bowl after totaling 82 catches for 1,345 yards and seven touchdowns during the regular season.
"You know Kyle really stepped up; played T.Y. good," Belichick said. "T.Y. is a great receiver. He’s got outstanding speed and quickness, and he’s a tough guy to cover on all routes: short, intermediate, deep. He had a great catch on the sideline dragging his feet. It was a perfect throw and a great catch. But that’s what it’s like playing against them. But Kyle competed really well. He jammed, and he and Devin did a real good job on T.Y."
Brady was listed as probable on the team's injury report due to an ankle injury. The team will also have
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