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UPDATE: Browns Trade Cornerback Jason McCourty To Patriots, Cut Wide Receiver Sammie Coates

The Cleveland Browns have traded cornerback Jason McCourty to the New England Patriots, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport report on Thursday afternoon. As part of the trade, Cleveland and New England will swap sixth and seventh-round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Initial reports stated earlier in the day said McCourty had been cut, as Mike Garafolo’s tweet reported.

McCourty played in fourteen games for Cleveland last season, earning three interceptions and fifty-four tackles. He served as a veteran presence in an extremely young secondary group and helped teach Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Jamar Taylor throughout the year. The nine-year pro has played with Tennessee and Cleveland but will now look for another team.

Cleveland signed cornerbacks Terrance Mitchell and T.J. Carrie as well as trading for corner-turned-safety Damarious Randall.

In other news, the Browns also announced some other cuts to the roster. The most notable of names is wide receiver Sammie Coates. Coates was acquired from Pittsburgh last season and played in eleven games for the Browns, starting just in one contest. In those games, he caught six passes for seventy yards.

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