The Patriots acquired cornerback Jason McCourty — the twin brother of New England safety Devin McCourty — in a trade with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday.
The Patriots gave up a sixth-round draft pick to obtain McCourty, and also received a seventh-round pick.
Jason McCourty spent eight seasons with the Tennessee Titans after they drafted him in the sixth round in 2009 out of Rutgers.
The Patriots took Devin McCourty, who also played college football at Rutgers, with the 27th pick in the 2010 draft.
The Browns informed Jason McCourty of his release this afternoon. Before the transaction was finalized, the Patriots called the Browns to execute the trade, per source.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 15, 2018
Jason McCourty has one year remaining on his contract, which the Patriots inherit in trade. He is scheduled to earn a base salary of $2.375 million.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 15, 2018
Jason McCourty has a cash and cap number of $3 million for the Patriots. He has a $2.375m base salary, a $375k roster bonus due tomorrow, and $250k in per-game roster bonuses. Good value for the Patriots
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) March 15, 2018