NFL Rumors: Details Of Jason McCourty’s Contract After Patriots Pick Up Team Option

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The New England Patriots clearly like what they have with their secondary.

The Pats on Thursday reportedly will be officially picking up Jason McCourty’s team option for the upcoming campaign. In doing so, they’ll be bringing back the entirety of their cornerback group from this past season.

McCourty spent much of the back half of the 2019 campaign dealing with a groin injury but was effective when available. Should he continue to impress and again make the 53-man roster out of camp, he will carry a reported cap hit of $5.55 million.

Here are the full details from The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin.

In the event the Patriots end up cutting McCourty, they’d obviously save a little cash.

The new league year will open Wednesday, with the legal tampering period beginning Monday. It’s unclear if the coronavirus outbreak will prompt the NFL to push these dates back, however.

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