Maybe Devin McCourty isn't thinking about retiring after all

Ryan Hannable
January 30, 2019 - 7:15 pm

ATLANTA -- Maybe Devin McCourty will be back with the Patriots next year after all.

Speaking at Super Bowl Opening Night Monday, the Patriots safety didn't commit to playing in 2019.

“I don’t know for sure,” McCourty said. “I do look at it if we can win this game, win it with my brother, I don’t know what else I could do that would top that. I’m just trying to make sure I enjoy this season and enjoy these last couple of days with these guys.”

It was a little bit different when he spoke on Wednesday.

“No, I haven’t,” McCourty said when asked if he's thought about retirement. “I’ve been focused on this season. It’s been a lot of fun this year. We’ve battled through different things, ups and downs on the team. So, being here now in my ninth year and being able to go with these guys out every day and working, coming off tough losses, coming off big wins and just kind of ramping back up and get ready to go.

“I mean, getting to play the last game. Being back in Foxboro was awesome but being here this week, hanging with the guys off the field and just putting in the work to prepare and be ready to go for Sunday has been a lot of fun.”

The 31-year-old is signed through next season and has a cap hit of over $13 million.

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