When the Browns announced they were releasing cornerback Jason McCourty on Thursday, plenty of people wondered if he might wind up in New England to play alongside his twin brother Devin in the Patriots secondary.
He will become the foundation of their offensive line, but the Giants were a perfect match in the part of Solder’s life that is way more important than football: His two-year old son Hudson was diagnosed in October of 2015 with bilateral Wilms tumors, a type of kidney cancer found in young children, when the little guy was just three months old.
That means McCourty will join his twin brother, safety Devin, who is a staple in the Patriot secondary.
This will be the first time the brothers will play on the same team since their college days at Rutgers. Jason presumably will help fill the void left by the departure of cornerback Malcolm Butler, who agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans earlier this week as a free agent.
When news about Jason’s potential release emerged earlier Thursday, Devin posted a message to their shared Twitter account, beginning his campaign to bring his brother on with the Patriots.
The former Dallas Cowboys should help inject some youth into Kansas City’s defense after Tamba Hali was released. 7) Green Bay Packers Losing Jordy Nelson isn’t exactly great for Green Bay, but they did a good job trying to make fans forget about that. They signed Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal.
Players have switched teams, and many franchises have already improved greatly this offseason, and that’s before they have another shot to beef up in the draft. Here is a look at the NFL teams that have improved the most so far this offseason. Keep in mind that merely being active this offseason doesn’t get you on this list if we don’t like what you did (ahem, Cardinals, Jets, Redskins).