Devin McCourty is sticking around.
The New England Patriots are retaining their All-Pro safety, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday night. McCourty will sign a five-year, $47.5 million contract, according to Rapoport, who added that the 2010 Patriots first-round pick turned down more money from other teams. Revis is the second highest paid safety in the NFL behind the Seattle Seahawks’ Earl Thomas.
McCourty was set to hit free agency Tuesday at 4 p.m., and he had offers from the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars during the legal tampering period, Rapoport reported.
The Patriots’ gamble to franchise kicker Stephen Gostkowski rather than McCourty paid off. The next step for the Patriots is to lock up All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis, which could be easier now that McCourty is back on board.
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