Apparently not satisfied with having just one McCourty on the roster, the Patriots have some interest in acquiring cornerback Jason McCourty from the Titans and pairing him with his twin brother Devin McCourty, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link). However, Rapoport adds that the two sides aren’t expected to make a deal for now, with less than three hours to go until the trade deadline.
Jason McCourty, selected in the sixth round of the 2009 draft by the Titans, is one of Tennessee’s more effective defenders, racking up 85 tackles to go along with three interceptions a year ago. After missing the first month or so of the season with a groin injury, McCourty has been active for the team’s last four games. He has two more years left on his contract beyond the 2015 season, and is owed a $7MM annual salary in 2016 and 2017.
As for the Patriots, Bill Belichick‘s club is always willing to discuss trades as the deadline nears, having consummated deals on – or a little before – deadline day in each of the last three years. The Pats could use some help at cornerback, but it would be a surprise if the team did anything too splashy in the next few hours.