Sean Payton: Malcolm Butler will visit Thursday

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Before wide receiver Brandin Cooks was traded to the Patriots for draft picks, there was word of interest in a swap that included cornerback Malcolm Butler.

Butler would have to sign his restricted free agent tender to be traded and he hasn’t done that yet, but the Saints can still sign him to an offer sheet. The Patriots would have a chance to match and would get a first-round pick back from New Orleans if they chose not to match.

If that’s going to happen, the first step in the process will apparently take place on Thursday. Saints coach Sean Payton told Brett Martel of the Associated Press that Butler will visit the Saints that day.

The Saints have the 11th and 32nd picks in the first round with the latter coming from the Patriots in the deal for Cooks. The higher of those picks would be handed over if they signed Butler as a restricted free agent, although the two teams could potentially work out another arrangement if Butler signs his tender as part of the process of landing a long-term deal with the Saints.

82 responses to “Sean Payton: Malcolm Butler will visit Thursday

  1. I would think the money would be lower than what the present team would offer, since there is a 1st rounder attached. Patriots match offer on the cheap I think. Belichick probably has it worked out with Sean Peyton as they are on good terms. BB probably faxed over the contract he wants SP to offer. BB plays chess……….

  2. Sounds like everyone wins. Butler gets his money. Saints get some much-needed help in the secondary and NE unloads an unhappy player and nets a higher 1st round pick than the one they lost when trading for Cooks.

  3. If Malcolm signs with the Saints, this would be a wonderful chapter in Belichick’s future autobiography.

    “How I turned an undrafted corner into a Super Bowl trophy and 1st round draft pick.”

  4. So the Patriots take an undrafted free agent, coach him up for 3 years and flip him for a 1st round draft pick. Once again, the Pats show the league how it’s done

  5. It would be nice if the Patriots would just match the Saints offer to Butler and keep him. Unfortunately, Butler is probably gone. He may as well go to the Saints. The 32nd pick along with a 2018 3rd round pick should get it done.

  6. So the Patriots take an undrafted free agent, coach him up for 3 years and flip him for a 1st round draft pick. Once again, the Pats show the league how it’s done

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    Quite the genius move, actually. BB gains leverage by renting Gilmore for at least 2 years, the superior CB in terms of playing more man coverage on a regular basis, while selling high on Butler, who will be 28 soon.

    If NE deals Butler and Garoppolo, they’ll have 2 1st rd picks, and more.

    Not to mention, it’s a somewhat deep CB class.

    lol

  7. Payton and Belichick working in tandem still. By Payton having Butler in for a visit – and announcing it a couple days in advance – it might push another team to do something hasty and put a money offer in front of Butler and be willing to give up their 1st.

    The Titans would probably like to pair Butler with Ryan, have two picks in the draft, and might be willing to throw 18 at the Patriots just because they’re flush and have a need for another quality CB.

  8. The 32nd pick along with a 2018 3rd round pick should get it done.

    It now makes sense why BB had no issue giving up the 1st rder for Cooks. It was only temporary.

    So, it’s NE getting a 4th, Cooks and keeping their 32nd and maybe adding a 3rd since Goodell will steal their 4th.

    BB is literally playing Goodell right in front of everyone. lmao

  9. He’s had 2 good years as a starter but only 2. Is that really worth the 11th pick AND a big contract? Sounds more like a let’s see what it would really cost to get him signed and see if that’s worth making a deal. Patriots get their 1st rounder back and a maybe a sweetener?

  10. The Saints aren’t going to give up the #11 pick.

    If Butler ends up a Saint. He’ll need to sign his tender and then the Patriots will trade him to the saints for the #32 pick in the draft.

    Upon joining the Saints, Butler will sign a new contract with the Saints that would have already been agreed upon.

  11. Saints aren’t giving up the 11th pick for this guy. If they’re interested and he’s amenable, they’d work it out for him to sign his offer, then trade a pick (not the 11th) for him and sign him to a longer deal.

    He thinks he should be paid like a top 5 corner. That’s absurd, even without the demands of a draft pick. So good luck with that…

  12. Based on the relationship between BB & SP I don’t see the Patriots taking the #11 instead getting back their #1 pick 32 and recouping their third round pick flipping the 4th round pick back to NOLA and sticking it up the leagues a– since they were going to take that pick from NE

  13. I know it’s been said before but I think it really applies in this case…..BB is playing chess while the rest of the league is playing checkers.

  14. I’d say it’s pretty much a done deal, with them agreeing on the 32nd pick. Malcolm gets his long-term deal and Pats are in even better shape to resign Hightower, plus they get a first round pick back – maybe even #11 but my guess is #32.

  15. Can’t believe all the talking heads didn’t figure this out.

    Pats lose their first 3 picks in the draft. But get 3 players who would a great draft. They knew Butler was an issue.

    So, they pay one guy, the same-ish player back, their first pick back and they end up with an extra 4th.

    Now come the Browns. They get a 1st and 2nd for Jimmy G.

    THAT is how is done.

    PS

    If they keep JG, that means that Brady has 1 or 2 more years but I would trade him and draft one of the 4 from this year. No guarantee that JG will be happy or that he would stay past next year anyway.

    I thought they might even take Osweiller for 1 or 2 mil but no way Belichick disses O’Brien. I wouldn’t take a guy who did what he did to a friend.

  16. Id be shocked if the Saints would give up the 11th pick for Butler.
    Remember peeps, Butler doesn’t cover the offences number 1 receiver.
    The 11th pick for him is highway robbery!!

  17. What will keep you up at night is when you realize Belichick had this contingency all planned out within a week of SB XLIX. Just in case.

  18. I might have sounded a little confusing but in a nutshell.

    Pats get 2 first round picks.
    Get a 2nd round pick.
    Get a 4th round pick..
    Ealy
    Gilmore
    Allen

    Lose Butler, Jimmy G and a 3rd.

    Scary…

  19. If the Saints can work out a financial deal with Butler then Belichick would be happy to trade for the compensation given up in the Cooks deal to make it an even swap for the 2 players. Saints would not be willing to give up #11 therefore making the trade necessary. Belichick does not want an unhappy player on his roster (see Jamie Collins).

  20. I wish they would just pay him. Not 14 mil a year, but something 8 or 9 ish. But the glory of being a Patriots fan is all the success, the horror is they NEVER make sense or do what you want/think they will.

    2017 is going to be a great season though. #6 on the way!

  21. theringisthething says:
    Mar 14, 2017 11:34 AM
    Unless Butler has soured to the point that he wants out, as a Pats fan I would rather match the Saints offer and keep him than taking the 11th pick.

    ————–

    I agree, but sadly I think this ship has sailed. Most we will get from him is 2017. After that he’s gone unless they franchise him.

  22. As much as I would love to keep Butler…having the Saints’ 11th pick would be a dream come true. I wonder if there’s a way BB can get the pick AND steal Butler back in time for the playoffs? Talk about a genius move. lol

  23. Saints ain’t giving up 11th pick in draft and paying Butler a boatload.
    They’ll work out some other compensation. Which I’m not pleased about as I don’t want Pats to give up Butler.

  24. Let him go Pats. You got Gilmore and the phone smasher….that’s all you need……

    ********************************

    We got David Ortiz?

  25. There won’t be an offer sheet. The Saints may work out a deal with the Patriots after he signs his tender, but you’d have to be insane to think they’d give up the 11th pick for him.

  26. My guess is the 32nd plus NE moves back into the 3rd round this year or next for NO’s 4th that it got in the Cooks deal – and will have to forfeit because of Deflategate.

    That’s way too high of a 4th rounder to be forfeited for NE.

  27. not sure if it’s legal or not…. Don’t know if the Pats & saints can swap back the 32nd pick in a deal…..might be against the CBA??
    It is a totally different situation in the swapping the pick back for a player but I just don’t know for sure….
    If it’s against the rules it would have to be for the 11th pick or maybe Bill decides that a 2nd this year & next year would be ok…..
    Be interesting to see what happens!!!
    Man I love watching BB do his stuff!!!
    Go Pats!!!

  28. NE’s offseason looks a little different as opposed to prior years. They seem to be pretty intent on adding players that can help them RIGHT NOW (Cooks, Gilmore), and are less interested in stockpiling future assets.

    If I were a NE fan, I’d be preparing myself that this may be the last hoorah for Brady and Belechick.

  29. The higher of those picks would be handed over if they signed Butler as a restricted free agent
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    The Saints aren’t going to give up the #11 pick.
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    32 is higher than 11. I interpret that as the Pats would get #32 back in return for Butler.

  30. Butler didn’t have a good Super Bowl at all. Tired of everyone calling this guy the Pats’ #1 corner all year. He had safety help on all the top receivers he covered. But he usually takes the smaller quicker guy. Rowe and Ryan covered Jones, not Butler.

    Gabriel made mincemeat out of Butler. You just can’t give him 10 million a year, it’s ridiculous. Rowe can take his job for less than 10% of that. If BB gets a 1st out of this, he wins again.

  31. No way the Saints give up the #11 for Butler.

    Butler is going to the Saints, though. We’re not happy about it in NE because this guy is all effort, all the time and is hitting his prime. He’s a notch below the top corners in the game, but he’s not on the downside. Probably worth 10 million/year in actuality, considering the importance of the position. He’ll get more–just not from the Pats.

    The Saints and Pats will figure out the compensation as friendly as they are–probably the 32nd pick back.

    Good luck to Malcolm–the Saints are getting a good one.

  32. Instead of people guessing, can someone definitively say what the “higher 1st round pick” means. Is it 11 or 32?

  33. 63deuceman says:
    Mar 14, 2017 12:12 PM
    NE’s offseason looks a little different as opposed to prior years. They seem to be pretty intent on adding players that can help them RIGHT NOW (Cooks, Gilmore), and are less interested in stockpiling future assets.

    If I were a NE fan, I’d be preparing myself that this may be the last hoorah for Brady and Belechick.

    ————————

    I hate to admit it, but I can see why people would think this – especially with the decision not to deal Jimmy G and McDaniels half-hearted HC job search.

    I could almost see Brady riding off into the sunset with his 6th ring and Belichick moving into the front office full time with Josh McD taking over HC duties.

  34. No way the Saints give up their 11th pick for Butler. It will probably be the 32nd pick of the first round they got from the Pats for Cooks.

  35. Anyone who thinks the saints didn’t already agree to a sign and trade for Butler is crazy. They couldn’t officially do it since Butler wasnt signed, but its already been agreed under the table. Saints and Pats have been doing joint mini camps for years now, since 09 at least. The teams have a strong relationship. Expect that 32nd to go back if Butler agreed to join NOLA

  36. Imagine This

    This happens and the Pats get the #11 pick in the draft.

    Then they trade Garropolo and get the #12 pick from Cleveland. (Plus more)

    Superbowl champs who lose a 3rd rounder and undrfted player and turn them into two # 1’s.

    I remember when people use to say Bill’s a great coach but he can’t draft good players.

    Don’t doubt this man!!!

  37. I’ve said this since they traded Cooks. New elegant thought they fleeced the saints but this has been part of the deal the entire time. Butler is going to New Orleans. And it won’t be for that 11th pick.

  38. themikegun says:
    Mar 14, 2017 11:33 AM
    If Malcolm signs with the Saints, this would be a wonderful chapter in Belichick’s future autobiography.

    “How I turned an undrafted corner into a Super Bowl trophy and 1st round draft pick.”
    ————————————-

    Two Super Bowl trophys.

    But I am waiting for the chickens to hatch.

  39. Bill B is the mad scientist but it’s really funny that Pats fans actually think they’re going to get the 11 pick. He isn’t worth 11th pick nor will the saints be willing to sign him and lose it. This will be a sign and trade deal for at max the 32nd. Some of you are delusional

  40. Anyone who thinks the saints didn’t already agree to a sign and trade for Butler is crazy.
    ————
    If you think that, then you’re the one who is crazy. It’s illegal for the pats to discuss trading him as he’s NOT UNDER CONTRACT. That would be collusion (it would discourage NO from signing him on their own) and clearly against the rules. Why would belichick bother to do that?

    I like how people come up with some nonsense in their head and then proclaim that they are geniuses for it and that anyone who disagrees is “crazy”.

    Pats probably wouldn’t even get the 32nd pick back. Lucky to get NO’s 2nd and probably have to cough up NO’s 4th.

    And the 11th pick is higher than the 32nd, but it’s irrelevant in this situation as it will be negotiated once he signs the tender.

  41. This kid won’t be the same player playing indoors on turf for 9-10 games a year(home and away) while having to cover Julio Jones and Desean Jackson 4 games a year with mediocre safety help. Kid is a gamer and gritty but he lacks 4.4 speed and will get exposed playing on turf. Belichick did a great job hiding this kid’s flaws but look at how Gabriel snapped this kid’s ankles in that Super Bowl on the turf.

  42. Lol some of you fans are ridiculous. No way the saints are giving 11 for butler. If the saints couldn’t get higher than 32 for cooks, the pats aren’t gonna get better value for Butler. When factoring contracts, age, and production, Cooks is more valuable than Butler. Cooks is signed for the next 2 years at a bargain compared to his recent production. Butler had been a bargain but will require a new contract commensurate with his production value. This has the effect of lowering his overall trade value.

    My guess is that the saints will be trading their second rounder this year for butler. Which nets out to the saints trading cooks for Malcolm butler and in turn turning their second and fourth rounders into first and third rounders. Pats get a player they value without having to forfeit Total draft pick numbers, just some draft position.

    It’s a win win for both teams.

  43. “Pats probably wouldn’t even get the 32nd pick back. Lucky to get NO’s 2nd and probably have to cough up NO’s 4th.”

    –If Butler signs the 1st round tender (at 3.91 million), the Patriots will receive a 1st rounder in return if they don’t want to match whatever offer he gets.

  44. Also…. its pretty clear that there was some level of “collusion” as its funny that inspite of the Saints/Patriots having other “needs”, the first moves that they made in FA where to sign a number 1 corner (Pats) and to sign a deep threat receiver (Saints). Those moves dont make sense if each of those teams were planning to keep Butler and Cooks, respectively.

    Ultimately, “collusion” is about teams working together to keep a player’s value down. If Butler gets the contract he wants from the Saints and Cooks gets the touches and number 1 receiver status that he wants from the Pats, then I dont think anyone is going to scream “collusion.” Both players get what they want. Both teams get what they want.

  45. atekipp says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:04 PM
    Lol some of you fans are ridiculous. No way the saints are giving 11 for butler. If the saints couldn’t get higher than 32 for cooks, the pats aren’t gonna get better value for Butler. When factoring contracts, age, and production, Cooks is more valuable than Butler. Cooks is signed for the next 2 years at a bargain compared to his recent production. Butler had been a bargain but will require a new contract commensurate with his production value. This has the effect of lowering his overall trade value.

    My guess is that the saints will be trading their second rounder this year for butler. Which nets out to the saints trading cooks for Malcolm butler and in turn turning their second and fourth rounders into first and third rounders. Pats get a player they value without having to forfeit Total draft pick numbers, just some draft position.

    It’s a win win for both teams.

    ————————–

    I agree the 11th overall is a bit much. But I think just the second rounder this year you have gone too far the other way. The 32 coming back sounds about right. Or I would bet Belichick might take a package on non first rounders in different years since he prefers that. I think if he actually did get the 11 for some reason he would just trade it down anyways.

  46. Butler shut down Antonio Brown in the playoffs. He’s a solid corner and a good kid. I hope he comes back to the Pats.

  47. Pats fans were calling butler a stud for the past two seasons. He wants put of new England and will sign elsewhere and now he isn’t that good. Interesting

  48. We’d hate to see you go Malcolm. But we understand that a player’s window to make $ is short.

    Hope to have you back. If not good luck to you.

  49. kenberthiaume says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:02 PM
    Anyone who thinks the saints didn’t already agree to a sign and trade for Butler is crazy.
    ————
    If you think that, then you’re the one who is crazy. It’s illegal for the pats to discuss trading him as he’s NOT UNDER CONTRACT. That would be collusion (it would discourage NO from signing him on their own) and clearly against the rules. Why would belichick bother to do that?

    I like how people come up with some nonsense in their head and then proclaim that they are geniuses for it and that anyone who disagrees is “crazy”.

    Pats probably wouldn’t even get the 32nd pick back. Lucky to get NO’s 2nd and probably have to cough up NO’s 4th.

    And the 11th pick is higher than the 32nd, but it’s irrelevant in this situation as it will be negotiated once he signs the tender.

    ————————

    If its crazy to càll other people crazy then they are crazy for calling you crazy. But then you are crazy for calling them crazy. So where does that leave us? Trying to figure this out is making me crazy.

  50. datdude84 says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:18 PM
    Pats fans were calling butler a stud for the past two seasons. He wants put of new England and will sign elsewhere and now he isn’t that good. Interesting

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    What Pats fans are saying he isnt that good? The knock on Pats fans here is that they are saying hes worth the 11th pick. Its the NO fans that are saying hes not that good. They would like to get him for less.

  51. Belichick’s future autobiography.

    “How I turned an undrafted corner into a Super Bowl trophy and 1st round draft pick.”
    ===

    “I’m simply better than anyone else in this League.”

  52. More Cowbell says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:14 PM
    atekipp says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:04 PM
    Lol some of you fans are ridiculous. No way the saints are giving 11 for butler. If the saints couldn’t get higher than 32 for cooks, the pats aren’t gonna get better value for Butler. When factoring contracts, age, and production, Cooks is more valuable than Butler. Cooks is signed for the next 2 years at a bargain compared to his recent production. Butler had been a bargain but will require a new contract commensurate with his production value. This has the effect of lowering his overall trade value.

    My guess is that the saints will be trading their second rounder this year for butler. Which nets out to the saints trading cooks for Malcolm butler and in turn turning their second and fourth rounders into first and third rounders. Pats get a player they value without having to forfeit Total draft pick numbers, just some draft position.

    It’s a win win for both teams.

    ————————–

    I agree the 11th overall is a bit much. But I think just the second rounder this year you have gone too far the other way. The 32 coming back sounds about right. Or I would bet Belichick might take a package on non first rounders in different years since he prefers that. I think if he actually did get the 11 for some reason he would just trade it down anyways.

    ———————

    I get your point, but it would only net down to dropping 10 spots in the draft for the Pats (Saints pick at 42). Sure you lose the 5th year option, but you also save money on a second round vs first round contract. The key word you hear thrown around this draft is “depth”. It is very likely that the Pats will get the same or similar player at 42 that they would have gotten at 32.

    Also Butler will probably cost the Saints about 24-28 million over the course of the next two years. Cooks will cost the Patriots 10.5 million TOPS. Patriots are getting 13-18 million in extra cap space over the next two years via the Cooks for Butler swap (to be fair, you probably have to factor in the Gilmore and Ginn contracts to do an apples to apples comparison).

  53. On one side: Ruthless football-genius Belichick.

    On the other side: a lawyer/wannabe first-time Agent with one client

    Who you betting on to get the best deal?

  54. exinsidetrader says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:32 PM
    On one side: Ruthless football-genius Belichick.

    On the other side: a lawyer/wannabe first-time Agent with one client

    Who you betting on to get the best deal?

    ——————

    Sean Payton?

  55. If BB can trade this bum for a first, I guess he is a genius. This is the same Malcolm Butler that got turned around and tripped over his own feet during the super bowl, right?

  56. datdude84 says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:18 PM

    Pats fans were calling butler a stud for the past two seasons. He wants put of new England and will sign elsewhere and now he isn’t that good. Interesting
    ____________________________

    He’s good, but he’s not 10 million dollars good. Maybe 6, IMO.

    Anyways, just about everyone in the league plays out their rookie contracts and gets shafted for a few years. That’s the way of the CBA. Eric Rowe will be the next successful guy unhappy making table scraps. Then Malcolm Mitchell. Then James White. Then Trey Flowers. But that’s what you get as a low round or undrafted player on any team. But most of them just suck it up and play out the contract. Malcolm should be unhappy with the CBA, not the Pats.

  57. This is messy math – cooks traded for a 1st and 3rd . So then the Saints will give up that first for Malcolm Butler right back ? So technically cooks was traded for butler with an additional 3rd ..

  58. NE’s offseason looks a little different as opposed to prior years. They seem to be pretty intent on adding players that can help them RIGHT NOW (Cooks, Gilmore), and are less interested in stockpiling future assets.

    If I were a NE fan, I’d be preparing myself that this may be the last hoorah for Brady and Belechick.

    ——–

    Comical.

    Neither is going anywhere anytime soon.

    BB lives coaching. Brady lives being a QB in the NFL.

    Brady needs to regress before he considers retirement.

    Love the jealousy and wishful thinking, though. Keep it up.

  59. –If Butler signs the 1st round tender (at 3.91 million), the Patriots will receive a 1st rounder in return if they don’t want to match whatever offer he gets.
    ———-
    except the saints and the pats are free to negotiate a lower pick. That’s kind of what the pats did with Miami and Welker.

  60. JIMMY G is going nowhere.. This is Brady’s last year! He’ll end career with #6 and his 2nd dynasty (3/4 again).

    Storylines, the NFL is all about storylines.

  61. “Anyways, just about everyone in the league plays out their rookie contracts and gets shafted for a few years. That’s the way of the CBA. Eric Rowe will be the next successful guy unhappy making table scraps. Then Malcolm Mitchell. Then James White. Then Trey Flowers. But that’s what you get as a low round or undrafted player on any team. But most of them just suck it up and play out the contract. Malcolm should be unhappy with the CBA, not the Pats.”

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    1. “Anyways” is not a word.

    2. You don’t know what BB will do to invest in the upcoming players and what the players will see as a good deal from the Pats either.

    For example, he may give Flowers a new deal after this season and Mitchell a new deal after 2018. If they fit the mold of what they want and want to keep costs down, with the player liking the security of the deal, it’s a win-win.

    Some players have agents who are delusional and just want a bigger commission. That’s not BB’s problem.

    3. BB looks at market trends and they have people studying what other teams do, their cap position, where they’re weak, how they’re vulnerable, how deep a draft may be a certain position, etc, etc, etc. I can give you literally over a dozen examples of this in the past decade, if not more, to show you where BB has done this.

    Hint: If a position becomes trendy like CB and WR always are, or OLB/DE for pass rushing, etc, BB will try to pay way in advance like he did with Gronk for example, or he’ll double down at the position in the draft to make sure he can hold leverage.

    I’ve yet to see another GM do stuff like this, which is a big reason why the Pats are never in cap hell and are a dynasty, with Goodell trying to cheat them with framejobs behend the scenes.

    Enjoy!

  62. Where do people get this idea that Butler wants to leave New England so bad? Is it because he has voiced interest in hearing offers? Naturally, he wants to determine his own worth, but he said just yesterday that he would like nothing more than to play out his entire career in NE, if the Patriots would pay him what he’s worth. How else does he determine his worth other than by taking offers from other teams?

    And why wouldn’t he be appreciative of the team and coach that rescued him from frying chicken at Popeye’s?

    The Saints will show him an offer and, unless it is ridiculous, the Pats will match it to keep him. Everyone will be happy (except maybe the Saints).

  63. The only reason why Malcolm Butler might want to push for a deal this year is because of injury risk next year. Or if his play quality goes down significantly which is highly doubtful.

    A man by the name of Jerod Mayo gave Mr. Butler a very simple way around that issue. Go get yourself insurance Malcolm, play next year with a 20 million dollar insurance policy for injury (cost would be around 200000 dollars) and cash in next year, either through the franchise tag, which the Pats do not like to use, or through a long term deal in which you will get significantly more GUARANTEED money than this year for all the reasons that have been explained already.

    I think either himself or his agent are getting emotional about the situation and they should be as cold about it as BB is in these situations.

  64. I have to hope if NO signs him that it’s for some other compensation besides the #32 pick. Patriots rescind the assigned tag and it becomes a trade for a lower pick plus extension with the Saints. If not, go after someone else.

  65. Instead of people guessing, can someone definitively say what the “higher 1st round pick” means. Is it 11 or 32?
    ____________________________________

    Higher as in better. It’s the 11, but it won’t come down to that, there will be a trade, possibly including the 32 they gave up for Cooks.

  66. scottehoule says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:42 PM
    If BB can trade this bum for a first, I guess he is a genius. This is the same Malcolm Butler that got turned around and tripped over his own feet during the super bowl, right?
    ===================================
    Yeah. Any player who trips (even once) should be cut.

  67. My guess is IF Butler gets traded to the Saints, it will be negotiated
    Down to the Saints 2nd round pick this year & their 3rd round pick in 2018…(Pats will lose their 3rd next year in the trade that brought Eric Rowe to the Pats)…..it’s a conditional 4th based on playing time & if Malcolm leaves, Rowe will hit the escalator part of the clause & will be a third rounder that goes to The Eagles…..
    That’s how I see it going down anyways…
    Go Pats!!!

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