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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Jason McCourty hopeful of returning to Patriots in 2019

Jason McCourty

There wasn’t really any question, but Jason McCourty wants to play in 2019 — and he hopes to do it with the New England Patriots.

The cornerback, who joined the Patriots prior to the 2018 season, wants to avoid joining his third team in as many seasons while continuing to play with his twin brother Devin.

“First and foremost, if I could be back in New England and all of that works out, that would be awesome,” McCourty said Sunday, via Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston. “That way it wouldn’t be the third consecutive year I had to move my family. That would be an advantage. But at the same time you realize how much of this is a business and how much of this isn’t dictated by (the feeling), ‘Hey, I just want to play here with my brother and the guys I built a relationship with.’ There’s so much more that goes into it.

“For me, (the approach will be) letting it play out. When March rolls around we’ll see where everything’s at and then at the end of the day we’ll see where the opportunities are and then make a decision.”

There wasn’t really any question of McCourty’s NFL future, though there briefly was about his brother. Both are ready to play again next season.

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