The New England Patriots have re-signed S Devin McCourty to a five-year deal worth $47.5 million with $28.5 million guaranteed.
NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport reported late Sunday night that the Patriots were closing in on a deal to keep McCourty in New England.
#Patriots S Devin McCourty will sign a 5-year, $47.5M contract, source said. Wow. And… turned down more elsewhere
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2015
McCourty was drafted by the Patriots as a CB with the 27th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. As a rookie he finished second in the NFL in interceptions with seven, earning a Pro Bowl berth and a 2nd-team All-Pro selection. He made the move to Safety in 2012 and flourished at the position, recording five INTs and nearly 80 tackles.
The move comes as the Patriots are trying eagerly to maintain their core group of players that helped elevate them to a world title in Super Bowl XLIX. Now the Patriots will have to find a way to bring back All-Pro mercenary CB Darrelle Revis.