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Jason McCourty says goodbye to New England: ‘It will always be a special place for myself and my family’

Jason McCourty, right, alongside his brother Devin before a 2020 game against the Bills.
Jason McCourty, right, alongside his brother Devin before a 2020 game against the Bills.Adrian Kraus/Associated Press

Multiple reports on Friday said that former Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty is staying in the AFC East after signing with the Miami Dolphins. McCourty, who shared the field for three seasons with twin brother and Patriots safety Devin McCourty, said goodbye to the Patriots and their fans in an Instagram post on Saturday.

McCourty played for the Patriots from 2018-20 and was a part of the Super Bowl LIII championship team. He became a free agent at the end of this past season, but called playing on the same team as his brother “the chance to live out a childhood dream.” He thanked Patriots owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick, team support staff, and the fans for their support.

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Next season will be McCourty’s 13th in the NFL. He played for the Tennessee Titans from 2009-16 and the Cleveland Browns in 2017 before coming to the Patriots.