Patriots workout bonuses to be paid

The Patriots begin their offseason workouts tomorrow! While there is always reason to be excited about team-related activities picking up pace once again, some of the Patriots players will have extra incentives to show up due to workout bonuses. Per Field Yates of ESPN Boston, here's the players who have some monetary gain to be made by showing up to offseason workouts...
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New England Patriots are loaded at cornerback

The New England Patriots ended the 2013 season with one of their worst performances on defense in the AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos. After giving up over 300 yards passing in a game three times during the 2013 regular season, the Patriots defense gave up over 300 yards passing in the divisional playoff game victory over Indianapolis and then 400 yards passing to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect the Patriots to give Devin McCourty an extension this offseason

With free agency moves abating a bit as teams set their sights towards the draft, it is also time to start thinking about extensions for next year. Of the Patriots set to become free agents next year (which includes such notables as Matthew Slater, Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley), the one guy who the Pats are most likely to approach is Devin McCourty. First, there's McCourty...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Patriots already have a big and hard-hitting safety in Duron Harmon?

Last season, the Patriots trotted out the smallest safety unit in the league with Devin McCourty (five-foot-eleven, 193 lbs) and Steve Gregory (five-foot-eleven, 200 lbs). With "big" and "hard-hitting" safeties becoming the hot commodities in NFL circles (largely due to the Super Bowl-winning Seahawks), one figures that the Patriots would be looking for a guy...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Chung is glad to be back with the Patriots

After spending one season with the Philadelphia Eagles, Patrick Chung is glad to be back in New England with the team that originally drafted him in 2009. All parties are probably hoping that coming back to New England is what Chung needs to rejuvenate his career. For his part, Chung sounds really, really happy to be back with the Patriots: “I’m glad to be back. It’s...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Chung's base salary is $740,000

According to Nick Underhill of, Patrick Chung is set to make $740,000 with the Patriots this season. It's not much to go off of but it shows that the Pats are willing to take on minimal risk to see if Chung can provide some competition during the offseason: Patrick Chung has a base salary of $740,000 this season. — Nick Underhill (@Nick_Underhill...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty excited to team up with Revis

Photo via blog.masslive.comDevin McCourty has a lot to like about this defense heading into next season. Hell, we all have a lot to like! The Patriots were able to keep Wilfork around and added the Browner monster and Revis Island to their secondary.McCourty seemed pretty stoked to play with Revis and Browner and get back to playing football while working at The Greater Boston...
Via Patriots Life
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots resign former second-round draft pick

Yesterday afternoon ESPN reported that the New England Patriots had resigned safety Patrick Chung. Chung originally joined the squad as a 2009 second-round draft pick. After a handful of disappointing seasons in New England, Chung spent 2013 playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. Chung provides depth to backup starter Devin McCourty, at a cheaper cost to the Patriots than recently...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty was a big reason Vince Wilfork is still in New England

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Patriots safety Devin McCourty told the Boston Herald that he was a big part of Vince Wilfork restructuring his contract in order to stay in New England. “I can’t tell the details of my negotiating skills,” McCourty said. “I’m the guy that brings in the Rutgers guys and keeps the...
Via Pro Football Zone
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty helped court Vince Wilfork, the "heart and soul" of the team, to stay

When Devin McCourty's football playing days are behind him, perhaps he should look into being a personnel man. The Patriots' safety was in Florida at the same time as Vince Wilfork was when Wilfork signed his extension with New England. The extension agreement was no easy task as Vince had originally asked for his release. While Devin didn't go into details, it seems...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: Vince Wilfork is the ‘heart and soul’ of the Patriots

Patriots safety Devin McCourty takes some credit for keeping nose tackle Vince Wilfork in New England. McCourty, a three-time captain, was in Florida with Wilfork when he signed a new three-year contract to stay with the Patriots. “I joked with (Wilfork). I told him I went down to Florida to make sure he came back, so he kind of owes me a little percent of his contract,” McCourty...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork’s Return To Patriots Aided By Devin McCourty

New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty deserves an assist for bringing back Vince Wilfork. McCourty was in Florida with Wilfork when the big nose tackle signed his contract extension with the Patriots. McCourty included the caption “Took the flight to FLA to seal the deal…” on his Instagram photo. McCourty wouldn’t divulge how he convinced Wilfork to return. “I...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty is excited to play alongside Darrelle Revis

Devin McCourty is a fan of the moves that the Patriots have made this offseason, especially the additions of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. The new duo should help make New England's secondary even better and they will definitely help make McCourty's job easier. In an interview with Jeff Howe, McCourty expressed his optimism for the upcoming season: ...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Devin McCourty to sign a long-term deal

Although he had his struggles as a cornerback, Devin McCourty has become a good safety and excellent leader for the New England Patriots. At just 26 years old, he is obviously a player the Patriots would like to lock up long term. According to ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss, McCourty will have the chance to sign a long-term, high-paying contract in the near future. My take on...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Could Be Wise To Address S Devin McCourty’s Contract Some Time Soon

  Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston believes it’s more a matter of “when” than “if” Patriots S Devin McCourty will have an opportunity to sign a lucrative contract extension. Reiss writes that a “strong case” could be made for the Patriots to be proactive with McCourty and get a long-term agreement in place sooner, rather than later. Saints S Jairus Byrd just signed a contract...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner Signing Puts Patriots In Running For NFL’s Best Secondary

It doesn’t matter who’s playing safety next to Devin McCourty in 2014. The New England Patriots have one of the best secondaries in the NFL. If cornerback Darrelle Revis didn’t put the Patriots in running, Brandon Browner definitely does. The former Seattle Seahawks cornerback reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with New England on Friday night. Revis will obviously be the...
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Alterraun Verner: Patriots Are ‘Definitely A Possibility’ In Free Agency

New England Patriots captain Devin McCourty is doing his part to recruit players to join his secondary. Free agent cornerback Alterraun Verner told Mad Dog Sports Radio that “(New England) is definitely a possibility” in free agency and that “(Jason McCourty’s) brother has been lobbying for me (to join Patriots).” Jason McCourty played with Verner on the Tennessee Titans...
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

McCourty believes Patriots D can be the next Seattle

courtesy Joshua PowersDevin McCourty is starting his final year of his contract, and that means that the Patriots are looking on about their defense. But McCourty made a bold statement today, when he was asked by about the possibility of the Patriots defense comparing to Seattle's."I think we can. Those guys had a great game plan and they went out there...
Via Patriots Life
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

McCourty not concerned about extension

Photo from the HeraldPatriots safety Devin McCourty is a candidate for extension, but an extension is not at the forefront of his mind, according to the Boston Herald.McCourty's rookie deal expires after next season, and he earned a playing-time escalator this offseason that came in the form of a $3 million raise in 2014. It also increased his cap hit to $5.115 million, which...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots defense on the cusp of greatness

Since 2010, the Patriots have finished no better than 25th (of 32 teams) in total defense, measured by total yards allowed. Part of that is due to Bill Belichick’s “bend but don’t break” defensive mentality. The defense has certainly bent, but hasn’t broken quite as often. They have ranked 8th, 15th, 9th, and 10th in scoring defense the last four years. Not exactly the...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty thinks the Patriots D can impact games like the Seahawks

According to Devin McCourty, the Patriots defense can impact games just like the Seahawks defense did in 2013 (Credit: After finishing the 2013 NFL season tenth in points allowed per game and twenty-sixth in yards allowed per game, Patriots safety Devin McCourty believes the team’s defense did “great things” last year. On Tuesday, McCourty was asked whether...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty puts off new deal

Until the Patriots approach Devin McCourty about a contract extension, there’s no sense in the safety losing sleep over the matter. McCourty has a year remaining on his rookie deal, which puts the two-time All-Pro in range for an extension. After earning a $3 million salary escalator this offseason, McCourty’s 2014 cap number skyrocketed to $5.115 million. The Pats could reduce...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Still no movement between the Patriots and Devin McCourty

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Mike Reiss of,  the New England Patriots and safety Devin McCourty still haven’t started working on a new contract even though the Pats would like him to be a part of their future. The Patriots surely want McCourty to be part of their future; it seems to be...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

McCourty focused on football, not contract extension

BY DAN BEGNOCHEHe may be heading into the final year of his contract, but New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty has more important things on his mind than an extension.He's looking for another win against his twin brother.McCourty was at Boston Children's Hospital Tuesday to talk with doctors about sickle cell disease as he gears up for the second-annual "...
Via AFC East Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots DB Devin McCourty May Have To Wait For A Contract Extension

Mike Reiss of shared his thoughts regarding the possibility of a contract extension for Patriots DB Devin McCourty. Reiss notes that the Patriots “surely want McCourty to be part of their future“, and as a result, should look into extending his contract at some point. Reiss also writes that McCourty’s positional versatility-he has played both cornerback and safety...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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