Devin McCourty: Patriots not the ‘Dream Team’

Devin McCourty, coming off his fourth season and first full one at safety, said he is excited about the Patriots’ free agency haul and playing with new teammates Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.

McCourty said he hasn’t spoken with Revis or Browner, but is looking forward to getting on the field with them when the offseason program begins April 21.

But there will be no “Dream Team” proclamations from McCourty or his Patriots teammates this offseason, like the Eagles made after their free agent haul in 2011.

“I can’t wait until we get back and start working together, and what looks good on paper, trying to get it playing well on the field,” McCourty said. “We know it’s going to take a lot of hard work going into this season, no matter who’s on your team, it’s always tough to play well.”


McCourty was speaking at the launch of the Great American Milk Drive, in which people are encouraged to donate milk to a food bank instead of normal pantry foods. Donations can be made at

“We’ve donated so many things growing up,” he said. “You never really think about how important it is for kids to get milk.”

McCourty said he expects to see some changes in the secondary next season — strong safety Steve Gregory was cut, and Logan Ryan has been rumored to be switching from cornerback to safety — but he doesn’t know what will happen.

“It seems like there’s always some changes with what we’re going to do,” McCourty said. “Hopefully it’s done early and we can focus on that, but I don’t know.”