According to Volin, the Patriots converted $3.74 million McCourty’s of base salary into a signing bonus. This drops McCourty’s 2016 cap number from $7.9 million to $5.1 million, but also adds $935,000 to his cap figures in 2017-2019.
McCourty, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Patriots back in 2010. He’s currently in the second year of his five-year, $47.5 million contract that includes $28.5 million guaranteed. McCourty stands to make base salaries of $4.5 million (2016), $6.5 million (2017), $7.5 million (2018) and $9 million (2019) over the remainder of the contract.
In 2015, McCourty appeared in 14 games for the Patriots and recorded 64 tackles, one sack, an interception and five pass defenses.