Devin McCourty and owner Robert Kraft share a moment on Tuesday during a media availability to honor McCourty’s 13-year career with the New England Patriots.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — One by one, the players who made it happen, the players who were instrumental in keeping the Patriots’ run of championships alive and kicking during a second decade, have either left or retired.

On Tuesday, the Patriots celebrated one of the last remnants of the club’s dynasty and, specifically, the wave of defensive dominance.