Patriots interested in extension for Devin McCourty

The New England Patriots are interested in negotiating a contract extension for All-Pro safety Devin McCourty, according to multiple reports.

It's in a preliminary stage.

McCourty is carrying a $5.1 million salary-cap figure for 2014.

McCourty is a former first-round draft pick from Rutgers.

He has played cornerback and safety, but has hit stride at safety since shifting to that position.

If the Patriots use the franchise tag on McCourty, it would cost them $8.433 million.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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