Patriots sign Super Bowl hero Butler, may trade him

Patriots sign Super Bowl hero Butler, may trade him

Patriots sign Super Bowl hero Butler, may trade him

Malcolm Butler has signed his restricted free agent tender, according to multiple reports, but it remains to be seen whether the star cornerback will stay with the New England Patriots or be traded.

The trade talks between the Saints and Patriots for cornerback Malcolm Butler could heat back up very soon.

Butler visited the New Orleans Saints last month, but they declined to sign him to an offer sheet that could have required them to compensate New England with their first-round draft pick, No. 11 overall.

Amendola was set to make $6 million in salary in 2017, and it was relatively clear he was not going to be playing for the Patriots under his contract the way it was structured.

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On whether the Patriots expect to re-sign Butler: "Right now, we're focused on getting ready for the draft". "That's where the focus is".

Players and fans have been calling for these rules to either be tweaked or eliminated, but the league does not appear to be on board with making any changes.

He had the game-clinching interception that allowed the Patriots to win the 2015 Super Bowl against Seattle. But New England coach Bill Belichick has balked at giving him the lucrative, long-term security he has been seeking. As the draft gets closer it will be worth watching Butler as the Patriots have no picks in the first two rounds and Butler could be on another team to start the season.

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