Devin McCourty wants to stay with Patriots— and look, too

Although safety Devin McCourty wants to return to the Patriots, he will have plenty of teams after his services if he hits the free agent market on Tuesday.

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Devin McCourty said he still wants to return to New England, and feels the Patriots want him back as well.

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (left) led the NFL in rushing with 1,607 yards in 2013. (File/Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

NFL notebook

NFL notebook: Eagles to ship LeSean McCoy to Bills

The deal won’t be official until next week, but the Bills notified LB Kiko Alonso that he will be traded for McCoy.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper1-6700.jpg Don’t be surprised if Patriots lose Revis, McCourty

The Patriots’ track record is clear: they aren’t afraid to move on to the next guy.

Patriots place franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski

The Patriots said they used the option to give both sides time to work on a longer deal.

Ben Volin | On football

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The Patriots put the franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski but have an opportunity to secure the other two players.

Retired US Navy Rear Admiral John Stufflebeem, shown delivering a speech during a change-of-command ceremony, is one of six candidates for the post of NFL Players Association executive director.

BEN VOLIN I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

John Stufflebeem a unique candidate for NFLPA executive director

Stufflebeem, a retired two-star naval admiral and a decorated fighter pilot, is one of six people seeking the job.

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Australian rugby star agrees to contract with San Francisco 49ers

Jarryd Hayne, 27, likely will compete for a job as a running back and return man on special teams.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/d2bcfb5ce19e42538e06e6e7fac27a57-d2bcfb5ce19e42538e06e6e7fac27a57-0.jpg Marshawn Lynch was ‘expecting the ball’ on Seahawks’ final Super Bowl play

The running back spoke about the play while on a promotional tour in Turkey.

Patriots must spend to reach salary cap floor

NFLPA figures show the team is well below the 89 percent of the cap each team must spend from 2013-16.

NFL notes: Cleveland Browns sign QB Josh McCown

The 35-year-old veteran could start ahead of, or even mentor, Johnny Manziel.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/458398948.jpg NFL notes: Ruling paves way for Adrian Peterson reinstatement

A US district court judge overturned an arbitrator’s ruling that upheld the running back’s suspension from the NFL.

NFL notes: Broncos, Peyton Manning working to revise contract

Manning has a $21.2 million cap hit next year and a revision could help the Broncos address offseason needs.

Belichick era database

INTERACTIVE DATABASE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2004g18c-2786--90x90.JPG Patriots during the Bill Belichick era

Look back on the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game the Patriots have played since Bill Belichick became the head coach in 2000.

From the archives

Super Bowl XLVI

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/02/07/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/138327411--150x150.jpg Giants break Patriots’ hearts again

Look back at complete coverage of the Patriots' loss loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.

Past seasons

2013 season recap

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_neden5_spts-10061-13863--90x90.jpg An ugly end in Denver

Track the high and low points of the Patriots’ 2013 season before their eventual loss to the Broncos in the AFC title game.

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