Free agent DB McCourty signs with Browns

Free agent DB McCourty signs with Browns

Free agent DB McCourty signs with Browns

Jason McCourty signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Browns that has $2 million guaranteed, he told NFL Media's Courtney Fallon.

McCourty played for the Tennessee Titans the past eight seasons, but became a free agent after he was released on April 18 when he and the team could not agree on a reduced contract for 2017. In talking with Sashi (Brown) and coach Hue Jackson, it was obvious.

Additionally, McCourty intercepted 13 passes, which he returned for 99 yards, defended 73 others and forced seven fumbles. Drafted by Jeff Fisher in Tennessee, McCourty will be reuniting with DC Gregg Williams, who he played for in 2013. May.

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"I wanted to go somewhere where I felt I could come in and be a piece of the puzzle, whether it's helping with veteran leadership or contributing in any way I can on the field", he said. "He's a good fit for our team and we feel his experience and versatility will be an asset for our defense". "This was an easy decision for me". He had a solid, mostly healthy season in 2016 (14 games), with 69 total tackles, 12 pass breakups and two interceptions, but his $7 million salary for this year was prohibitive for the Titans. McCourty, by the way, will turn 30 years of age in October.

McCourty would potentially fill the opening created by rookie Howard Wilson's knee injury, though McCourty would definitely project as a starter ahead of the fourth-round pick. At Arizona State, Gonzalez last season won the Lou Groza Award, given yearly to the nation's top kicker. He finished his career as the FBS all-time leader in field goals made (96) and points by a kicker (494).

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