Cornerback, Jason McCourty, was released by the Tennessee Titans.
McCourty played for eight years with the Tennessee TItans and is currently the longest tenured player in franchise history. The 29 year old cornerback had another year on his contract, but was cut by the Titans during his age 29 season. McCourty was set to make seven million dollars on the year. According to Ian Rapoport, McCourty was unwilling to take a pay cut. He thanked the franchise for the opportunity.
“In 2009 the TN Titans took a chance and drafted a young 21 year old kid from Rutgers with their 203rd pick. Never could have I imagined it would be 8 years before I would be saying goodbye,” wrote McCourty. “I can’t thank the Titans organization, my teammates, and the Adams family enough, they have been tremendous to my family and me. God has carried me this far and blessed me with so many opportunities, I can’t wait to see in which city he places me next to continue my career! And to the fans, thank you so much for all the support throughout the years, it’s been one hell of a ride! #TitanUp one last time. Jmac #30.”
Becoming a free agent opens the possibility that Jason could sign with a Super Bowl contending team. His brother, Devin, has played for the New England Patriots for seven years. Unlike his brother, Devin, Jason has been to the NFL Playoffs each year of his career.