Malcolm Butler is the best corner guard for the team

We take a look back at Malcolm Butler’s 2016 season and offer our predictions for 2017.

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There’ve been two major stories surrounding the Patriots this past week: the re-signing of linebacker/co-captain Dont’a Hightower to a four-year pact and cornerback Malcolm Butler’s open flirtation with the New Orleans Saints.
While Hightower, too, paid visits to a few other NFL clubs before ultimately deciding to remain with New England, Butler is in a different situation and his future remains uncertain.

The New England Patriots announced that they have signed restricted free agent CB Malcolm Butler and exclusive rights free agent TE Matt Lengel. Terms of the contracts were not announced. In addition, the Patriots released OL Tre’ Jackson.

The former Pro Bowler and Super Bowl hero is now under contract for 2017 at a salary of $3.91 million.
But, the signing also, as ESPN alluded to, opens the door for a potential Butler trade. The cornerback visited the Saints earlier this offseason and New Orleans has made it quite clear it still has interest in the fourth-year cover man.

It is known by all the contribution of Malcolm Butler during his 3 years with the Patriots. A player who came as a free agent rookie and became the best cornerback of the team, a key piece and hero of Super Bowl XLIX where he was the author of the interception 20 seconds from the end that meant winning the fourth championship for New England.

According to a report from the Associated Press, Patriots restricted free agent cornerback Malcolm Butler is set to visit the Saints later this week.

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I understand Malcolm Butler’s representative is a lawyer with no experience with professional athletes. Do you think the situation with Malcolm Butler elite jersey would have turned out any different if he had an agent with experience?

I know next to nothing about Butler’s agent Derek Simpson but I haven’t seen or read anything that would lead me to believe he’s been a problem. Butler is a restricted free agent and therefore has every right to talk to other teams and gauge his value. To this point Simpson has given no indication that Butler intends to hold out or miss any time, so I’m not sure why anyone believes the agent has done anything wrong. He believes his client is worth more money than the Patriots have offered – and since we can only go by reports and don’t have the information with any level of certainty – and there’s no reason to suggest he’s wrong. So to answer your question I’d say Simpson is doing everything he can to keep Butler’s options open, which is probably a wise course of action. Patriots #83 Wes Welker White Super Bowl XLVI Stitched NFL Jersey

It seems Malcolm Butler and the Patriots are on the same page once again. According to an ESPN blog post, Butler is back in town for offseason workouts with the Patriots, after it seemed he might be shipped out of New England earlier this offseason.
“Disappointment over not receiving a lucrative long-term extension won’t be a factor in his making a full-fledged investment to the club in 2017,” the story goes on to assert.

It’s pretty common for it to be said that someone was born for a certain job. But, when it comes to Patriots sixth-round pick Ted Karras, that description is almost a literal characterization.

Rookie WR Malcolm Mitchell recently made a guest appearance on’s web video series “Magic Moments” with magician John Duke Logan. Mitchell was so awed by Logan’s tricks that he showed the video to fellow rookie Jacoby Brissett. The QB was skeptical, though, but it just so happened that Logan, a web assistant, was in the locker room at the time and began performing tricks for the two players. Soon, they were joined by rookie o-lineman Ted Karras, veteran running back LeGarrette Blount, and several members of the media.

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The latest came on Monday when Jamie Collins was sent packing

The New England Patriots announced today that they have traded LB Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns for a conditional draft pick.

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Collins, 27, is in his fourth NFL season after joining New England as a second round draft pick (52nd overall) out of Southern Mississippi in the 2013 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder, has played in 50 NFL games with 41 starts and has accumulated 280 total tackles, 10 1/2 sacks, five interceptions, 16 passes defensed, 10 forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown, one blocked field goal and one blocked extra point.

Wednesday morning at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine Brown was much more interested in talking about the former – a midseason trade for linebacker Jamie Collins – than he was the latter – the much speculated potential interest Cleveland could have in dealing for Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

The latest came on Monday when Jamie Collins was sent packing. While the suddenness of those moves always catch the players off guard, Brady understands the nature of the business and realizes no one is immune to the situation.

It was a rare Tuesday full house today on PFW In Progress with Erik Scalavino on the show to cover the Patriots bye week media availability. The show began with a bang as the guys immediately dove into the shocking trade of Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns.

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Try to have an open mind on this. Has Bill lost his mind? He got rid of Logan Mankins and our line sucked, He supported the idea of changing the extra point and then our kicker missed the extra point in the AFC championship game last year and we lost. He chose to give the Jets the ball in the beginning of overtime last year and we lost (all we needed was one more win to get home-field advantage for the playoffs which we didn’t get and lost in the playoffs), he got rid of Chandler Jones and Dominique Easley and now our defensive line sucks and now he got rid of possibly the best linebacker in the league not named Luke Kuechly in Jamie Collins. Nike Patriots #12 Tom Brady Black Super Bowl LI 51 Men's Stitched NFL Limited Gold Salute To Service Jersey

The New England Patriots announced on Monday that Linebacker, Jamie Collins, will leave the club in the direction of Cleveland. The patriots receive a conditional draft pick for the athletic defender.

Collins, 27, is in his fourth NFL season after being compelled by the New England Patriots jerseys in the second round of the NFL Draft in 2013 (a total of 52 players). The 1.90 meter big and 113 kilogram heavy Collins ran so far 50 times as NFL professional, of which 41 times from the beginning. In his previous career, Collins recorded 280 tackles, 10.5 Sacks, five interceptions, 16 defending passes, ten forced fumbles, four Fumble Recoveries, a blocked field goal, and a blocked Extra Point.

Bill Belichick and the Patriots have been quite active thus far during the offseason. They’ve signed three free agents, acquired three more via trades and have been involved in more rumors as well.

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One of the latest reports indicates the Patriots would be the most likely landing spot for Darrelle Revis.

Almost a year to day from when he signed with the Patriots, cornerback Darrelle Revis is headed back to the Jets. This news came from his agent Neil Schwartz, who tweeted the news that his client agreed to terms with his original team.

Revis is coming off an embarrassingly-horrific season with the Jets in which he was reportedly out of shape and played as poorly as ever. New York cut him this offseason, but remains on the hook for $6 million in guaranteed money that, thanks to contract offset language, would be lessened by whatever deal Revis were to sign with a new team.

In the spring of 2013 Bill Belichick oversaw what he termed a “re-do” of the wide receiver position in New England.
Two years later, and with seemingly even higher stakes, Belichick appears to be doing the same with the cornerback position.
Darrelle Revis returned “home” to the Jets on the opening day of free agency, taking a guaranteed $39 million to join Gang Green’s as yet unfulfilled hopes of unseating New England atop the AFC East and winning a Super Bowl for the first time since the only Roman Numeral needed for the world’s biggest game was an “I.”

ESPN has reported all along that Darrelle Revis’ future likely would be with either the Patriots or Jets.

As free agency opened at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that, “Sense out of New England is that Darrelle Revis is likely to be a Jet, per sources. NE still will make final push. Not over yet.”

Revis was expected to hit free agency when the Patriots reportedly chose not to pick up his bonus for this season that would have resulted in a 2015 cap charge in New England of $25 million.

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