Browns Trading CB Jason McCourty To Patriots, Not Releasing Him

     

The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday that they’ve now trading CB Jason McCourty to the Patriots and won’t released him as they previously announced.

McCourty, 30, is a former sixth-round pick of the Titans back in 2009. He has spent eight years of his career with Tennessee and was in the final year of his six-year, $44.26 million contract when the Titans elected to release him last year.

The Browns quickly signed McCourty to a two-year, $6 million contract that included $2 million guaranteed. He was set to make a base salary of $625,000 for the 2018 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, trading McCourty will free up $2,968,750 of available cap space while creating $625,000 in dead money.

In 2017, McCourty appeared in 14 games for the Browns and recorded 65 tackles, three interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown, forced fumbles and 14 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 27 cornerback out of 120 qualifying players.