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.
We've traded Jason McCourty and a 2018 seventh-round pick to the New England Patriots for a 2018 sixth round pick pic.twitter.com/nPORhxAqZc
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) March 15, 2018
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.