McCourty (groin) will play in Sunday's Week 2 matchup with the Saints. McCourty was limited in practice throughout the week but his injury isn't thought to be serious. He'll start at safety alongside Patrick Chung once again.
McCourty (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints. McCourty was limited in practice throughout this week and there's been no clear indication of whether he's expected to play. The Patriots can ill afford to be without another defender, considering Dont'a Hightower (knee) and Vincent Valentine (knee) are already ruled out for Sunday's matchup against Drew Brees and the Saints.
McCourty was limited in practice Wednesday due to a groin injury. McCourty played all but one defensive snap against the Chiefs in Week 1, recording 10 tackles and two pass breakups. The fact that he's practicing at all is a credible sign that he should be available against the Saints on Sunday.
McCourty was on the field for 68 of the Patriots' 69 snaps on defense in Thursday's 42-27 loss to the Chiefs, per ESPN's Mike Reiss. McCourty recorded a team-high 10 tackles in Week 1, providing a reminder that he can be a helpful option in IDP leagues while entrenched as a starting safety for the Patriots.
McCourty finished the 2016 regular season with 83 tackles and a pick over the course of 16 games. McCourty, who the Patriots selected 27th overall in the 2010 NFL draft, serves as the team's starting free safety and is in line to remain a mainstay in the New England secondary for the next few seasons, as he is under contract with the franchise through the 2019 campaign.
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