At Arizona State, Gonzalez last season won the Lou Groza Award, given yearly to the nation's top kicker.
According to NFL Network reporter Courtney Fallon, McCourty will sign a two-year contract worth $6 million.
Jason McCourty did his homework on the Browns, and it started well before he knew they'd even be an option for him. He gives the team experience and depth.
McCourty will bring some veteran insurance if Joe Haden has another injury filled season in 2017.
Following a groin injury that caused him to miss 12 games in 2015, the 6-foot, 183-pound corner had 67 tackles, two interceptions, 12 passes defended, and one fumble recovery in 14 games in 2016.
The Steelers will open their 2017 regular season on the road against the Browns and it will be interesting to watch the duo of McCourty and Haden attempt to cover Pittsburgh's group of talented wide receivers which we hope will include Martavis Bryant, who was recently conditionally reinstated by National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell after sitting out the entire 2016 season due to a suspension. I know what his defenses consist of.
Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams coached McCourty in 2013 when Williams was a senior defensive assistant with the Titans. Sanu talked positively about Jackson as both a person and coach, and McCourty filed it away. I want to be a part of something where I felt like I'm wanted and where I feel like I'm part of a family. "This was an easy decision for me".
Heading into the upcoming season, it appears as though McCourty will be an immediate starter on the opposite side of Haden.
He started every game he played in his last six seasons for the Titans.