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Jason McCourty Sees Himself as a CB with Titans


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Devin McCourty entered the NFL as a cornerback, but he switched to a full-time safety with the Patriots a few years back and he's thrived in that role.

Might his twin brother, Titans cornerback Jason McCourty, one day do the same?

"Right now I envision myself as a corner, because that's what I play,'' Jason McCourty said. "If there was a situation that happened and it was in the best interest to help us win, and it lined up and all of that, I don't have a problem with (changing positions). I am not an ego guy, so if that was in the best interest of the team, I don't have a problem with that.

"But I honestly feel right now I am best suited at cornerback and can help this team most at cornerback."

Jason McCourty, a sixth round draft pick by the Titans in 2009, has started 76 career games as a cornerback, and he has 11 interceptions in his career.

McCourty missed 12 games in 2015 because of a groin injury that required two surgeries to repair.

Heath-wise, McCourty said he's fully healed at this point. He's already counting the days until the 2016 season.

The Titans have some question marks at the safety position heading into next year, with veteran Michael Griffin heading into the final year of his contract, with an expensive contract. Griffin has expressed uncertainty about whether he'll return.

The Titans currently have no plans to move McCourty, although it's been a topic of conversation with fans and media.

Devin McCourty made an in-season switch to safety several years ago, in part because of the team's struggles defending the big play that year, and has mostly played there since. He's now regarded as one of the top safeties in the league. He signed a $47.5 million deal with the Patriots last March.

"I know with my brother's situation, when he first moved to safety, both of their starting safeties got hurt, and it was a situation where they kind of needed him back there, and then he thrived at it and continued to do so,'' Jason McCourty said. "So for me, if that was the case like that and they needed me, I don't have problem.

"But right now, I see myself as a corner."


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