Jason McCourty could see the writing on the wall.
But he has his own message: he can still play.
McCourty was released on Thursday by the Browns, just one year after signing a two-year deal as a free agent. Rutgers' product spent the first eight years of his career with the Titans.
"This offseason is different because of how our season was last year," McCourty told NJ Advance Media at a fundraiser for the Tackle Sickle Cell campaign that began with his twin brother and fellow NFL star. , Devin. "In the future, you have no idea what to expect"
"In the team we had last year, you have no idea who will come back, who will not come back, he's a new general manager, obviously he was not no part as you expected, I'm waiting to wait to see what happens. "
McCourty has started 104 of 122 regular-season games in his career, including 14 last season with the Browns, but has never been to the NFL playoffs.
The Browns became the second team in NFL history to finish 0-16.
"I feel like it's one thing year after year, and I'm excited for what Year 10. is going to bring," McCourty said. "I feel like I can still play the game at a high level, and until that diminishes, I'll still be excited and ready to go."
Could I go to the opposite end of the spectrum and join the perennial Super? Contestant Bowl Patriots? It was speculated last season that it would be the perfect landing spot because Jason's twin brother, Devin, is a defensive captain and security guard for the Patriots.
"Man, that would be amazing," Jason said last month. I guess the first time you enter the league you focus on achieving longevity. I think for both of us, now (entering Year 10 and Dev entering Year 9), the dream of playing together continues to rise in our lists.
"It would definitely be great from the perspective of playing together in Pop Warner, in high school, in college and in the NFL." For the past nine years we've been in different meeting rooms, it would be fascinating to see how much we've grown by separated from the football point of view if we were about to join. & # 39; & # 39;
The Patriots have lost two Titans cornerbacks, Logan Ryan and Malcolm Butler, during the past two seasons outside of Devin could be ready to play the role of recruiter for his twin 19659002] "I would love to play on the same team as Jay," Devin said. "For me, that's the only personal goal that remains."
Another team that makes sense to Jason while testing free agent waters is the Giants, not just because it would be a return home for the Nyack, NY native product of St. Joseph's Montvale High School.
After l Freeing the versatile defensive defense Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the Giants are looking for help for cheap veterans. McCourty said last season that he was opening up to safety.
Staff writer Keith Sargeant contributed to this report