Patriots expected to re-sign free-agent CB Jason McCourty to two-year deal

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Brandin Cooks of the Los Angeles Rams drops a pass in the endzone as he is defended by Jason McCourty of the New England Patriots in the second half during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Brandin Cooks of the Los Angeles Rams drops a pass in the endzone as he is defended by Jason McCourty of the New England Patriots in the second half during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

From the NFL Newswire at 985TheSportsHub.com

The Patriots are bringing back a significant piece of their Super Bowl championship roster on the first official day of NFL free agency. Cornerback Jason McCourty is re-signing with New England for a two-year deal. Mike Garaflo of the NFL Network had it first.

Bill Belichick originally acquired McCourty and a seventh-round pick from the Browns for a sixth-round pick. Despite Devin's twin brother appearing to be on the bubble before the 2018 season, Belichick's bargain-basement move paid off handsomely as Jason started 15 of the Pats' 19 games en route to a win in Super Bowl LIII.

Jason made an interception and 10 pass breakups in the regular season. He most notably broke up a potential touchdown to Rams receiver Brandin Cooks with an eye-popping play to chase down a wide-open Cooks and knock the ball loose.

With McCourty back, the Patriots' entire cornerback depth chart should stay intact for 2019. They have McCourty, Stephon Gilmore, J.C. Jackson, Keion Crossen, and Duke Dawson under contract. Jonathan Jones is likely to re-sign as a restricted free agent after the Patriots placed a second-round tender on him.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information comes in...

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