McCourty finished the 2020 season with 68 tackles and two interceptions (including one returned for a TD) in 16 games.
McCourty, who turns 34 in August, is under contract with New England for 2021 and plans to play next season, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports. The 2010 first-rounder -- who hasn't missed a game since 2015 -- is thus in line to reprise his starting free safety role for the Patriots, an assignment that carries with it a degree of fantasy utility.
McCourty (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game versus the Jets.
McCourty will avoid missing his first game since the 2015 season. The 33-year-old will start at free safety Sunday, looking to add to the 62 tackles, six pass breakups and two interceptions he's accrued thus far.
McCourty (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Jets.
McCourty provided limited sessions Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday's practice. While New England's postseason aspirations have already been dashed coming into Week 17, McCourty has an opportunity to extend his active games streak to 81 with an appearance against the division-rival Jets.
McCourty (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant for Thursday's practice session.
McCourty hasn't missed a game all year, and he's sat out just five of a possible 175 regular-season contests since entering the NFL in 2010. As such, the fact that he's trending positively for Week 17 almost assures the veteran's presence in the lineup. If indeed available for a season finale against the Jets, McCourty would look to improve upon the 105.5 passer rating he's surrendered in coverage this season. Last year, the two-time Pro Bowler held opponents to a rating of 61.0 over 33 targets.
McCourty (shoulder) was unable to participate at Wednesday's practice, Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston reports.
McCourty injured his shoulder in last week's loss to the Bills. He was ultimately unable to return, and his absence Wednesday does not bode well for his Week 17 status. Some combination of Joejuan Williams and Justin Bethel would presumably be in line to replace him should he have to miss the regular-season finale.
McCourty (shoulder) has now been ruled out for the remainder of Monday's game against the Bills.
McCourty has not seen the field for the majority of the second half of the contest. Terrence Brooks will continue to slot in as a replacement for McCourty.
McCourty is dealing with a shoulder injury and is questionable to return to Monday's matchup with the Bills.
Given that the game appears to be out of hand, the Patriots may opt to play it safe and keep their veteran safety sidelined for the remainder of the night. In his absence, Terrence Brooks has been logging snaps at safety.
McCourty (undisclosed) isn't on Wednesday's injury report.
McCourty missed this past Saturday's practice, but he's not in danger of missing the game now that it has been pushed back a week to this coming Sunday. The veteran safety has 11 tackles and an interception that he returned for a touchdown through four games.
McCourty was absent from Saturday's practice for an undisclosed reason but is still expected to play in Monday's matchup with the Broncos, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
It does not sound like there is any concern surrounding McCourty's absence. Barring a turn in events, look for the defensive captain to take on his usual role Monday night.
McCourty signed a two-year, $23 million deal with New England on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Patriots didn't let McCourty test the open market, and the team leader and standout safety is now locked up for another two years. However, the 32-year-old is a curious fantasy case considering he's fresh off a career low in tackles (58) but a nine-year high in interceptions (five).
McCourty announced on his Youtube channel that he is returning to New England in 2020.
The financials aren't clear, but McCourty presumably got a nice payday from New England because the team clearly didn't want him to hit the open market Wednesday.
McCourty said Thursday that he intends to play in 2020 and will explore free agency, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.
McCourty, who has played his entire 10-year NFL career in New England, is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March. The 32-year-old has made his intention to keep playing clear, but it remains to be seen if he'll don a Patriots uniform in 2020 or land with another club. As Volin reports, McCourty last explored free agency in 2015 before ultimately inking a five-year contract with New England.
McCourty posted 58 tackles, seven pass breakups, five interceptions and two forced fumbles across 16 regular-season games in 2019.
McCourty performed well in a contract year, posting his best interception total since the 2012 season. With the free safety's contract expiring in March, McCourty has made it clear he wants to continue playing in pursuit of at least one more big payday, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. Whether he stays in New England is yet to be determined, as the market is yielding salaries over $10 million for top safeties and could price the Patriots out in the bidding for his services.
McCourty was credited with six tackles (five solo) in Saturday's 24-17 win over the Bills.
McCourty's tackle production has fallen off this year as he'll need 11 tackles in Week 17 to avoid setting a new career low. He's more than made up for it with five interceptions, however.
McCourty notched three tackles (one solo) during Sunday's 34-13 win over the Bengals.
McCourty handled 55 snaps on defense (83 percent) during the Week 15 win after having played 100 percent for the last six contests. The veteran safety began the season by notching an interception in four straight contests, but he's now gone seven consecutive weeks without picking off an opposing quarterback.
McCourty had nine tackles (seven solo) and a forced fumble during Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Chiefs.
McCourty set a season high with the nine tackles and nearly equaled his tackle total from the previous three contests (10 tackles). The 32-year-old had a strong start with an interception in each of the first four games of 2019, but his low tackle totals (3.6 average) limit his IDP value.
McCourty tallied seven tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 37-20 loss to the Ravens.
McCourty's interception surge (four through the first four games) has tapered off some with just one pick over the last five contests. However, he's starting to look like the sound tackler he used to be. He's marked at least 80 tackles in three straight seasons leading up to this campaign, so Sunday's performance is reminiscent of that. McCourty and the Patriots' defense will lick their wounds over their upcoming bye and look to get back on track Week 11 against the Eagles.
McCourty had three tackles (one solo) and an interception in Monday's win over the Jets.
McCourty continued his ball-hawking season Monday as he intercepted Sam Darnold on the Jets' second play from scrimmage. The veteran safety has 20 tackles (15 solo) and leads the league with five interceptions.
McCourty compiled five tackles (all solo), one defended pass and one interception during Sunday's 16-10 win over the Bills.
McCourty has notched an interception in four straight games to kick off the season. He's already matched his total for the last four seasons combined. The veteran safety certainly may not keep this unsustainable pace up for the entire season, but he will benefit from a favorable matchup against the Redskins in Week 5.
McCourty snagged an interception in Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jets.
McCourty now has an interception in three straight games to start the season, and he has eight tackles and four pass breakups to add to the stat line. This is a new territory for the veteran safety, as McCourty hasn't posted more than one interception in a season since the 2012 campaign. However, it should be noted that the Patriots have played against the Steelers, Dolphins and Jets. The competition should pick up at some point, but the foreseeable future still looks bright with matchups against the Bills, Redskins, Giants and Jets over the next four weeks.
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