Devin McCourty Signs Rookie Contract

Devin McCourty

Will Devin McCourty be the game-changer on defense and special-teams the Patriots need?

According to his agent Andy Simms, Devin McCourty is officially a Patriot.  By inking the five-year deal, $13.2 million dollar deal ($7.8m guaranteed) with New England, the former Rutgers cornerback joins an up-and-coming defensive back corps that has seen an injection of youth over the last couple of years.

McCourty will be looked on to provide an immediate boost to two phases on game-day: defense and special-teams.  As Coach Belichick stated on draft day, “He’s fast, he’s tough. He’s a good four-down football player — first, second, third and fourth down. In the kicking game, he’s certainly one of the top guys in the draft in that area.”

After an at times agonizingly slow signing process, the Patriots now have all twelve of their 2010 NFL Draft Picks signed and in camp. Veterans report to camp Thursday, and it will put Coach Belichick’s team ahead of the curve to have all hands on deck.

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4 Responses to “Devin McCourty Signs Rookie Contract”

  1. Jared says:

    Agreed…Pats need football players, I think picks like Spikes and McCourty show a focus on toughness over athleticism. And I think they need it.

    • NEPD says:

      No question that the Patriots lacked toughness last year… both mentally and physically. I think their additions have proactively taken care of this issue.

  2. Jared says:

    This post is about Shawn Crable…. I dont know how I missed this- but i just saw it on the bottom of your site. I have nothing against Crable…but i talk to…and read(on this and every Pats site)-people that keep saying Crable will breakout…or become a starter. Even while he played with the practice squad guys…and never actually played a down in the league. Even writers in this town…(someone in the Herald,just the other day)-writing if Crable will finally become Willie McGinest??? Laughable. Football players are great athletes…but not all great athletes can play football in the NFL. People who have no idea what they’re talking about…pick Crable as a guy to bust out onto the scene no matter what his situation is…because he looks like a football player. Bruschi doesnt look like an NFL linebacker, but hes the best the Pats have had in the last….20 years. So find another man-crush…all you Crable groupies.

    • NEPD says:

      I didn’t even have Crable in my last five cuts – more like my first five. There is no way I’d cut a guy like Dane Fletcher before him.

      I’m just glad that the Patriots have one more roster spot for a guy that may contribute this year.

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