Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Tennessee Titans are releasing Jason McCourty:
The #Titans are releasing veteran CB Jason McCourty, source said. The longest tenured player on the team is moving on.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 13, 2017
The news is not surprising. The timing of the news is a little bit surprising to me. I really thought McCourty would be with this team into training camp because they still have a lot of uncertainty at the corner position.
It won’t take McCourty long to find another job. He is still a guy that has value, just not as the #1 corner with the $7 million price tag he was carrying for 2017.
McCourty has been with the Titans since 2009 when they drafted him in the 6th round of the draft out of Rutgers. He would have to go on the list as one of the better picks of this franchise over the last decade.
Injuries have been his biggest problem over the last couple of years. He was only able to play in 4 games in 2015 and missed a couple of games in 2016 as well.
Here is a statement from McCourty:
April 13, 2017
I’ll miss McCourty. He was always a class act and a guy that was easy to cheer for.