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The Tennessee Titans released longtime cornerback Jason McCourty, the brother of Patriots safety Devin McCourty.
The Patriots would like to add a corner even if they get Malcolm Butler to sign his restricted free agent tender and don't trade him, and to piggyback off of Mike Reiss, adding Jason to the mix seems like a good idea for a number of reasons.
1. Like brother Devin, Jason went to Rutgers. Bill Belichick LOVES Rutgers players.
2. The Pats tried to trade for Jason two offseasons ago, but it didn't work out.
3. Jason was solid and, for the most part, durable while with the Titans. He only played in four games in 2015, but played in 12 or more every other season he's been in the NFL.
4. He could provide a No. 2 option behind Stephon Gilmore if Butler leaves.
5. Cornerback is a position that you can never have enough bodies for.
Jason made $7 million last year, which is the biggest reason he was cut. The Patriots could easily fit him onto their roster at that number if they wanted to, but I get the feeling he might take less money to play with his brother in New England.
He has also never played in the playoffs, and as we've seen in the past, New England is the perfect place to go for anyone who is chasing a ring. It almost makes too much sense for Jason not to come here.
This will be a situation to monitor going forward, as Jason will continue to be linked to the Patriots, for better or worse.
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