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Former Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty is retiring after 13 seasons in the NFL

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Jason McCourty’s pass breakup against Brandin Cooks was key in the Patriots’ victory over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Staff Barry Chin/Globe

Former Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty is retiring from football.

McCourty had already hinted that last season would be his last, but made the news official Friday afternoon in an Instagram video. The eight-minute clip, which includes stories from his three children and wife Melissa, documents his football journey, from Pop Warner to Saint Joseph Regional High School to Rutgers to the NFL.

“My dad started playing football at age 10 and fell in love with the game,” said McCourty’s 6-year-old son Kaiden. “He probably wouldn’t tell anyone, but he wanted to skip his second year, but my grandmother wouldn’t let him.”

Finish the story at BostonGlobe.com.

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