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Mar 21, 2017
numberFire
New England Patriots restricted free agent defensive back Malcolm Butler and the New Orleans Saints are "mostly in place," reports Mike Giardi of CSN New England. What It Means: It sounds like the Saints and Butler will be able to come to terms on a deal, but there's still some hurdles to get past. According to Ian Rapoport, the Patriots won't discuss a potential trade until Butler signs his first-round tender, and New Orleans won't be interested in a deal that costs them the 11th overall pick in this year's draft. Even then, it seems more likely than not that a deal is worked out....
Mar 20, 2017
numberFire
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reportedly told free agent defensive back Darrelle Revis "a few years ago" that his skill set wouldn't translate to safety. What It Means: Belichick "shot it down because he didn't think Revis' skills translated to the position," according to the Boston Herald, who claims the position switch to safety was discussed in previous contract negotiations. There's been talk of Revis returning to New England if Malcolm Butler winds up in a different uniform next season. In no small part to Revis, the Jets' secondary ranked third-worst...
The Republican 18 hours ago
Malcolm Butler trade rumors: What if Patriots CB does not sign his tender by the NFL Draft?

Malcolm Butler trade rumors: What if Patriots CB does not sign his tender by the NFL Draft?

One NFL insider believes the New England Patriots will not recoup a first-round pick if they trade Malcolm Butler to the New Orleans Saints.
ESPN 19 hours ago

Malcolm Butler shows where NFL players are still powerless

Malcolm Butler shows where NFL players are still powerless
Musket Fire 23 hours ago

New England Patriots: Lack of Early Draft Picks Is Surprising

  The New England Patriots generally do very well in the NFL Draft, but they don’t have a pick in the first two rounds as it currently stands. Will this change? One of the foremost contributors to the longevity of the New England Patriots is Bill Belichick’s attention to the future.  While Malcolm Butler is […] New England Patriots: Lack of Early Draft Picks Is Surprising - Musket Fire - Musket Fire - A New England Patriots Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Pats Pulpit Mar 24, 2017
Saints create $4 million in cap space by reworking Armstead’s bonus. Are they making room for Malcom Butler?

Saints create $4 million in cap space by reworking Armstead’s bonus. Are they making room for Malcom Butler?

Was it just standard operating procedure, or a thrifty and telling maneuver? The list of signs that some say point to a deal between Malcolm Butler and the Saints got a little longer Thursday morning, as ESPN’s Field Yates reported that the Saints have reworked the roster bonus of left tackle Terron Armstead to create $4 million in cap space. Source: Saints OT Terron Armstead had a $5M roster bonus converted to a signing bonus, creating $4M in cap space in 2017 for the team.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 23, 2017 In creating the additional space, the Saints tack $1 million per...
CSN New England Mar 23, 2017

How would signing Darrell Revis impact Malcolm Butler’s situation?

Albert Breer discusses how signing Darrelle Revis would impact Malcolm Butler's situation with the Patriots.
CSN New England Mar 23, 2017

Curran: ‘Is Revis concerned about his cornerback legacy?’

The Patriots are the likeliest destination for Darrelle Revis, according to reports. Tom E. Curran discusses whether or not Revis would want to return to the Patriots and what this means for Malcolm Butler.
Pats Pulpit Mar 23, 2017
“Numerous” NFL executives are “convinced” CB Darrelle Revis returns to New England Patriots

“Numerous” NFL executives are “convinced” CB Darrelle Revis returns to New England Patriots

The Patriots could have their solution if CB Malcolm Butler is traded. The New England Patriots would like to find a way to keep CB Malcolm Butler on a long-term deal, but if extension talks fall through and the New Orleans Saints offer a big enough trade package to acquire Butler, then head coach Bill Belichick the Patriots will be left with a possible hole on the roster. Newcomer Stephon Gilmore is the top cornerback on the roster, and Eric Rowe, Cyrus Jones, Jonathan Jones, and Justin Coleman would fill out the depth chart. Losing Butler puts a dent in the depth chart, but league...
Musket Fire Mar 23, 2017

Patriots Rumors: Cleveland Browns to Make Another Push for Jimmy Garoppolo

Recent New England Patriots rumors have still been about Jimmy Garoppolo and the Cleveland Browns. Will the Browns make a final push? With NFL Free Agency winding down, there have still been plenty of New England Patriots rumors. The Patriots currently hold two trade pieces that teams desire in cornerback Malcolm Butler and quarterback Jimmy […] Patriots Rumors: Cleveland Browns to Make Another Push for Jimmy Garoppolo - Musket Fire - Musket Fire - A New England Patriots Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Who Dat Mafia Mar 23, 2017

Saints Restructure Terron Armsteads Contract In An Effort To Bring In Malcolm Butler

The New Orleans Saints have been busy since the start of free agency, acquiring five new players and re-signing some others. All the new contracts resulted in the Saints’ salary cap space quickly dwindling, but they reportedly made a move to open some more operating room. New Orleans converted a $5 million roster bonus on […]
Boston Globe Mar 23, 2017
Malcolm Butler shares cryptic Instagram post

Malcolm Butler shares cryptic Instagram post

Team USA won the country’s first-ever World Baseball Classic, the Celtics are one game behind the top-seeded Cavs, and the Bruins look to snap their three-game losing streak. Malcolm Butler on Instagram: ‘Nothing changed but the change’: 2017 appears to be the year of cryptic social media posts and Malcolm Butler is the latest. (WEEI) Nothing […]
Pats Pulpit Mar 23, 2017
How to overanalyze Patriots RFA CB Malcolm Butler’s latest Instagram post

How to overanalyze Patriots RFA CB Malcolm Butler’s latest Instagram post

Let’s dig deeper, and then go even further. New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler posted a picture on Instagram with the text, “‘Nothing changed but the change’ #BLESSED” and people immediately wondered if something happened on his contract front. The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe immediately came out and “was told there's nothing new” with “Malcolm Butler's situation,” but that’s no fun. Here’s how we can read too far into Butler’s social media post. "Nothing changed but the change" #BLESSED A post shared by Malcolm CB Butler (@mac_bz) on Mar 22, 2017 at...
CSN New England Mar 22, 2017

Perry: Shouldn’t read too much into Malcolm Butler’s Instagram post

Phil Perry says New England Patriots fans shouldnt read too much into Malcolm Butlers latest Instagram post, and that theres no issue with Gronk being Gronk at a WWE event.
NESN Mar 22, 2017
Malcolm Butler’s Instagram Photo Sends Patriots Fans Into A Frenzy

Malcolm Butler’s Instagram Photo Sends Patriots Fans Into A Frenzy

In this day and age, nothing sends fans into a frenzy quite like a cryptic social media post. We’ve recently... Read More »

Malcolm Butler on Instagram: ‘Nothing changed but the change’

2017 appears to be the year of cryptic social media posts and Malcolm Butler is the latest. The Patriots cornerback posted a picture of himself Wednesday with the caption: “Nothing changed but the change” #BLESSED. Butler currently is a restricted free agent with a first-round tender, so he’s on the book for $3.91 million. He […]
CSN New England Mar 22, 2017

Malcolm Butler on Instagram: 'Nothing changed but the change'

We haven't heard from cornerback Malcolm Butler as his future as a Patriot hangs in the balance after his visit with the New Orleans Saints last

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