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Offline rock county

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CB Jason McCourty released by Titans
« on: April 13, 2017, 05:56:29 PM »
Devin's twin brother, Jason McCourty, released by Titans apparently after attempts at contract restructuring didn't work.

29 years old, still productive.  Worth it to kick the tires?

Offline ricky

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Re: CB Jason McCourty released by Titans
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 07:35:19 PM »
Sure? Why not? At the worst, he's not willing to accept an offer from the Packers, well, fine. No harm in trying. Though here's his contract numbers for this year- over $7 million.Though if the offers are slow in coming in- and they probably will be- then he'd probably go for one year for considerably less.

http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/tennessee-titans/jason-mccourty-6048/
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Re: CB Jason McCourty released by Titans
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 10:25:27 PM »
It could possibly take the pressure off of taking a CB earlier in draft, allowing easier decision for Edge, OL or (gasp) RB

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Re: CB Jason McCourty released by Titans
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 12:54:15 PM »
Why does this feel like an NE signing? They explored trading for him before, and his bro is there. I would be down, but I just feel he goes to the empire.

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Re: CB Jason McCourty released by Titans
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 03:10:40 AM »
Why does this feel like an NE signing? They explored trading for him before, and his bro is there. I would be down, but I just feel he goes to the empire.

Gotta think you're right.

Offline dannobanano

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Re: CB Jason McCourty released by Titans
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 09:34:39 AM »
NE just signed Gilmore and Butler hasn't been lost (yet) either.

If Butler had been traded already, signing McCourty would make solid sense.


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Re: CB Jason McCourty released by Titans
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 11:09:57 AM »
Jason McCourty would be a Great acquisition for the Packers. A proven starter who offers veteran leadership and who is solid in pass AND run defense. He also instantly gives the Packers a great deal more flexibility in the draft.

He may end up in NE, but I think Thompson is seriously remiss if he doesn’t take a shot at bringing this kid to Green Bay.

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Re: CB Jason McCourty released by Titans
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 08:50:22 AM »
Why was he released?  Was it a salary issue?  I often wonder about players who are cut right before the draft...

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Re: CB Jason McCourty released by Titans
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 09:55:44 AM »
Why was he released?  Was it a salary issue?  I often wonder about players who are cut right before the draft...

Like if there's a drug test result in their future?
I read somewhere it was dollar driven. Him wanting something around 7-8M? Dont hold me to that....totally unsure.

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According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, free agent CB Jason McCourty "might be fortunate" to earn half of the $7 million salary he was scheduled to earn from the Titans in 2017.McCourty was let go by the Titans on Thursday, partially because he balked at taking a pay cut. One "informed opinion" told Reiss that Leon Hall's one-year, $2 million contract with the Giants last season might be a good comparison for McCourty, though Reiss feels he could do "a bit better than that." With Malcolm Butler pushing for a trade, McCourty could make sense for the Patriots, who employ Jason's twin brother Devin at free safety.
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Offline rock county

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Re: CB Jason McCourty released by Titans
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2017, 11:29:48 PM »
Why was he released?  Was it a salary issue?  I often wonder about players who are cut right before the draft...

Contract restructure issues, according to USA Today reported that the breakup between Jason and the Titans was over the re-working of Jason's five-year, $43 million extension he signed back in 2012.

Malcom Butler signed his RFA contract with New England, possibly reducing that scenario of McCourty going to NE.