Devin McCourty appears to finally be getting healthy. (FILE:USPresswire)

Good news for the Patriots defense after safety Devin McCourty was spotted on Saturday no longer wearing his red “no contact jersey” during team practices.

This comes just days before New England gets set to head out for joint practices with the Philadelphia Eagles before their first exhibition at Lincoln Financial Field on Friday night.

McCourty had offseason shoulder surgery but doesn’t appear to have suffered any setbacks, and was also seen getting reps in at cornerback on Friday.

On Saturday the team held a scrimmage against each other, which pitted the top defensive group and most of the top receivers against each other. McCourty reportedly had a good outing, intercepting Ryan Mallett on an under-thrown ball into the end zone.

He told the Boston Globe on Saturday he hopes that he continues to no longer need the “no contact” designation.

“I knew it would be coming off sometime,” McCourty said of shedding the jersey. “Hopefully I can keep it off.”