New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 29: Jason McCourty #30 of the New England Patriots warms up before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Gillette Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Now that the NFL Draft has passed, teams will begin the second wave of free agency – signing veteran players to round out their roster before training camp. The latest such signing sees now-former Patriot Jason McCourty head to Miami to sign with the Dolphins, as first reported by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

In Miami, McCourty will reunite with Brian Flores, who was the defensive play caller during McCourty’s first season in New England. The terms of the deal have not yet been reported.

McCourty’s departure wasn’t completely unexpected. He’d been testing the market, and reportedly met with the New York Giants last month. According to CLNS Media’s Evan Lazar, McCourty believed a return to New England “didn’t make sense” due to his “expected playing time and role.”

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