Patriots, Devin McCourty Agree to Terms

Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that the New England Patriots and first-round cornerback Devin McCourty have agreed to terms on a contract.

Terms were not disclosed.

A three-year starter at Rutgers, McCourty (5-11, 193) totaled 238 tackles, including 14 for a loss and a pair of quarterback sacks, with six interceptions and 33 total passes defensed. In 2007 and 2008, Devin started opposite his twin brother Jason, who now plays for the Tennessee Titans.

McCourty earned first-team All-Big East honors after the 2009 season.

The speedy McCourty (4.38-40 at the Combine) is expected to work in nickel cornerback role behind starters Darius Butler and Leigh Bodden, and improve New England’s special teams units. McCourty blocked seven kicks during his college career, including six punts, and averaged 25.4 yards as a kick returner last season, returning one kick 98 yards for a touchdown.

Patriots' rookies, quarterbacks, and select veterans reported to camp on Sunday, with the veterans reporting to training camp today. McCourty should be signed, sealed, and delivered when the Patriots hold their first full-squad practice of camp.

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