Former Patriots DB Jason McCourty agrees to join Miami Dolphins, reunites with Brian Flores
Defensive back Jason McCourty is heading for a reunion with Brian Flores.
McCourty, who played for Flores in 2018 with the New England Patriots, has agreed to join the Dolphins, a league source confirmed Thursday night.
McCourty will be 34 when next season starts. His arrival was first reported by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Since the news of his addition broke on the same day the Dolphins announced they were releasing veteran safety Bobby McCain, it’s possible Flores might envision moving McCourty from cornerback to safety. It’s the same move made by both McCain and another ex-Patriot on the Dolphins, Eric Rowe.
McCourty, who is 5-feet-11 and 195 pounds, started 11 games for New England last season and was ranked 79th among cornerbacks by Pro Football Focus.
Quarterbacks had a 131.4 passer rating when throwing against him last season, enjoying far greater success than in 2019 (54.7 rating). Still, he played 65 percent of defensive snaps for New England.
McCourty was the Tennessee Titans’ sixth-round pick in 2009 and spent eight seasons with them before playing for Cleveland in 2017. He had been with New England since.
For his career, McCourty has appeared in 166 games, starting 137. He has 18 career interceptions, 723 tackles and 18 tackles for loss.
His twin brother, Devin, is still with the Patriots.