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Patriots reportedly pick up cornerback Jason McCourty’s 2020 contract option

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Jason McCourty remained with New England on a two-year pact last spring.

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Update 3/12/2020: Patriots reportedly pick up cornerback Jason McCourty’s 2020 contract option

One week after the initial report that the New England Patriots are planning to exercise cornerback Jason McCourty’s contract option for the 2020 season, ESPN’s Field Yates reported on Thursday morning that the team has now officially done just that.


Original story 3/4/2020: Patriots reportedly set to pick up cornerback Jason McCourty’s 2020 option

On the New England Patriots’ cornerback depth chart Jason McCourty is set to remain.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Patriots intend to exercise McCourty’s team option for 2020.

McCourty, who turns 33 in August, had signed a two-year, $10 million contract with New England prior to the start of free agency last spring after originally arriving via trade in 2018. The contract included a $500,000 roster bonus, due on the first day of the 2020 league year, and an upcoming cap number of $5.5 million, according to OverTheCap.com.

The eldest member of the corner group, McCourty started 10 games during his second season with the Patriots, recording 40 tackles, six passes defensed and one interception.

A groin injury, which led to offseason surgery, limited the former Rutgers Scarlet Knight, Tennessee Titan and Cleveland Brown to eight defensive snaps over the final seven contests.

McCourty’s twin brother in the New England secondary, Devin, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 18.