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Devin McCourty Retires!

Posted on | March 10, 2023 | Comments Off on Devin McCourty Retires!

A sad day for New England Patriots fans, as the veteran safety and defensive team captain announced he will retire after 13 years.

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Last month, after special teams captain Matthew Slater announced he would return for his 16th season, fans hoped that this would encourage McCourty — nicknamed “DMac” — to give it another year, but alas, age 35 is ancient by NFL standards, and I guess McCourty felt he needed to hang up the cleats while he was still healthy. Probably this means the Patriots will need to make an offer to cornerback Jonathan Jones, who is a free agent this year and, at age 29, is one of the more senior defensive backs on the New England roster. If DMac had been willing to play another year, perhaps the Patriots could have stood losing Jones, but now? Nah — pay the man, Bill. And, of course, this will affect New England’s priorities in the draft next month. I’d prefer them to take either of Alabama’s safeties — Brian Branch or Jordan Battle — because you can never have too much ’Bama on your roster. At any rate, the secondary will need reinforcements now, although it’s really impossible to replace a veteran leader like McCourty. Best wishes, DMac!




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