Ex-Rutgers CB Jason McCourty released by Cleveland Browns

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The Cleveland Browns released cornerback Jason McCourty on Thursday, presumably to give him a better chance of making an NFL roster. Brown general manager John Dorsey told reporters he was unsure McCourty would make the Browns’ roster in 2018.

The former Rutgers cornerback signed a two-year deal with Cleveland prior to the 2017 campaign after an eight-season stint with the Tennessee Titans. McCourty played in 14 games this past season, recording 65 tackles go along with 2 forced fumbles and 3 interceptions. In his professional career, he has 472 tackles, 8 forced fumbles, 5 fumbles recovered and 16 interceptions.

McCourty’s twin brother, Devin, played and started alongside him at Rutgers. McCourty came into his own as a sophomore with the Scarlet Knights, recording 45 tackles in 12 games. In 2008, he had 52 tackles and 2 interceptions.

He was selected by the Titans with the 203rd overall pick (sixth round) in the 2009 NFL Draft. McCourty was named the Titans’ co-defensive captain during the 2015 season.

Devin, who was selected by the Patriots with the 27th pick (first round) in the 2010 NFL Draft, is seemingly interested in his brother joining him in New England. He responded to a tweet about his brother’s release.

Devin has had a decorated NFL career. He’s a two-time Pro Bowl selection and a three-time Second-Team All-Pro selection. He also helped the Patriots win Super Bowl titles in 2015 and 2017.

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