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Robert Kraft would love Malcolm Butler and/or Darrelle Revis on Patriots

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When cornerback Darrelle Revis was last a member of the Patriots, comments from Jets owner Woody Johnson about bringing him back to his first NFL team led to a $100,000 fine from the league for tampering.

Revis wound up returning to the Jets ahead of the 2015 season, but he was released this offseason so Patriots owner Robert Kraft doesn’t have to worry about anyone pulling a Vladimir Putin to his bank account for commenting about the cornerback returning to New England. That may explain why Kraft was happy to do so at the league meetings in Arizona on Monday.

“I would love it,” Kraft said, via Gary Myers of the New York Daily News. “Speaking for myself, if he wanted to come back, he’s a great competitor, I’d welcome him if he wanted to come.”

There’s been other chatter about a possible reunion, but none of the people chattering nor Kraft are in control of making a deal that would bring Revis back to New England. That’s Bill Belichick’s department and it seems safe to say that he won’t be sharing any of his thoughts on that front.

The same is true of the team’s plans regarding cornerback Malcolm Butler, who has not signed his restricted free agent tender or an offer sheet with the Saints after a visit with New Orleans. There’s been plenty of discussion about how things will play out with Butler. Kraft said he has “great affection” for the corner and that his wish would be for another year in New England.

“I hope he’s with us and signs his [tender] and plays for us. … I don’t want to, in any way, take away from his rights, I want to be clear. I hope he’s with us,” Kraft said, via the Boston Globe.

The possibility of a Revis encore may be linked to how things play out with Butler as the Patriots already have Stephon Gilmore under contract. The deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets with other teams is April 21.

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41 Responses to “Robert Kraft would love Malcolm Butler and/or Darrelle Revis on Patriots”
  1. miklib says: Mar 27, 2017 9:08 PM

    All set with Revis, he’s cooked and he’s a jerk

  2. ggreen657 says: Mar 27, 2017 9:10 PM

    Bill Belichick makes all of the decisions and Robert Kraft sits back and collects rings.

  3. factpurveyor says: Mar 27, 2017 9:14 PM

    Both sounds good and would make them look even stronger on defense.

  4. whattaditka says: Mar 27, 2017 9:22 PM

    And I want a Ferrari. Maybe I can afford it but my wife won’t let me have it. Similar dilemma, I feel ya Kraft.

  5. thrifty says: Mar 27, 2017 9:45 PM

    And anyone with a DUI.

  6. tunechi90 says: Mar 27, 2017 9:54 PM

    And the rich may get richer. Revis may not be the island he used to be, but the guy is still a top 15 corner in this league.

    Sure he got beat last year, but 75% of the corners in this league would too if they played 1-1 vs. against the #1 WR every week.

  7. sparky711711 says: Mar 27, 2017 9:55 PM

    I feel stupid. I don’t get the putin joke or what politics has to do with football.

  8. seahawkz4life says: Mar 27, 2017 9:57 PM

    Beevis I mean Reevis is done

  9. seahawkz4life says: Mar 27, 2017 9:57 PM

    Revis, lol

  10. kissbillsrings says: Mar 27, 2017 9:57 PM

    Bring them BOTH on board…. Malcolm for 5 years & Revis for 2….
    MALCOLM: 5 yrs 40 mil W/30 guaranteed
    Revis: year 1 vet minimum w/ incentives (jets pick up all$ above vet minimum)
    :year 2 6 mill w/ incentives…. With option to dump him after year 1 if he still stinks…

  11. 49n123w says: Mar 27, 2017 10:16 PM

    Despite how bad Revis looked last year the quarters coverage that the Pats play could help cover for his loss of speed. If he would play for the veteran minimum with the balance of his $6,000,000 coming from the Jets he would be a steal.

  12. intrafinesse says: Mar 27, 2017 10:31 PM

    Given how Revis didn’t even try last year, why would a team want him?
    Revis has a guarnateed 6MM from the Jets with an offset.
    So he’ll play for free if he play, is he really going to do that?

  13. 49ersfury says: Mar 27, 2017 10:32 PM

    All Kraft needs is a 12 Step program.

  14. dchamp12 says: Mar 27, 2017 10:40 PM

    Deal is done, Butler to NO just waiting on the official announcement.

  15. eljefedelmundo says: Mar 27, 2017 10:47 PM

    Butler signs April 20th…

  16. gloryfromheaven46 says: Mar 27, 2017 11:03 PM

    Don’t matter, when you got Tom Brady playing 6-7 years, you got at least 5 more SB rings. PATRIOTS PATRIOTS PATRIOTS BABY!!!

  17. wolfmanpatriot says: Mar 27, 2017 11:11 PM

    I can certainly see him wanting Butler back, but hasn’t Revis’ game declined? Plus, he is kind of a greedy legend in his own mind that probably over values his play. Nothing against him as many older plAyers cannot see the decline in themselves. I just don’t see the thrifty Pats willing to pay what it would take to keep him happy throughout the season. Especially if he has a good year. Halfway through the season he would become disatisfied with what he agreed to. It is kind of his M.O.

  18. rootpain says: Mar 27, 2017 11:20 PM

    Kraft better be careful what he says or Belichick will fire him as the owner.

  19. justbegbaby says: Mar 27, 2017 11:22 PM

    What is up with all of Bobby’s presser today? Did he get lost in the desert?

  20. wolfmanpatriot says: Mar 27, 2017 11:33 PM

    On the other hand, if over the past year or so, his attitude has matured regarding his dollar value and such, he could be an assett to the pats. From what I have seen and read, he has always played hard and been a good team mate outside of his demands to renegotiate his contract. The Pats seem pretty good at feeling out a player and making it clear that negativity and lack of effort will not be tolerated. The only 2 strikeouts where this is concerned that I can think of were Adalious Thomas and Fat Albert. With Albert I was surprized they took a chance considering how he was with the Redskins. Of course, Ray Ray said the same thing about Thomas with the Ravens.

  21. Bonerz'NPudz says: Mar 27, 2017 11:47 PM

    The guy is finished. No thanks.

  22. pierrepoint1 says: Mar 28, 2017 1:54 AM

    If he wants Butler to play for the Patriots, pry open your cheque book and pay the man.

  23. stipez says: Mar 28, 2017 2:24 AM

    What’s he sposed to say? Media vultures are hanging on every word hoping for controversy.

  24. pondbridge says: Mar 28, 2017 5:14 AM

    Bill’s next D innovation seems to involve the secondary, where he once coached. In a passing league, with star receivers like Julio Jones and Antonio Brown, Hoodie knows you have to adapt.

  25. unclebluck says: Mar 28, 2017 7:18 AM

    Chowds already have the best corner in the league(ha ha)…..Gilmore. Why would they need the other 2?

  26. higheriqthanyou says: Mar 28, 2017 7:56 AM

    But n the meantime, continuing to cheat will do.

  27. stucats says: Mar 28, 2017 8:00 AM

    you know it would be nice for Kraft to keep his yap shut, I am getting tired of all his dumb comments everyday, greedy old fart!

  28. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Mar 28, 2017 9:10 AM

    Ya know Mr Kraft your having a good run and you think every button you push is the right one and it may be ,,,but when your luck runs out and your up there in age now and may not be around too see it ,,I certainly hope you are with all due respect because I want you to endure the boomerang effect of smelling yourself ,you and your fans ! This is a what have you done for me lately league and success is kinda forgotten real fast the rest of the league is gonna dance all over the demise of the patriot way !

  29. jimmylikesthat says: Mar 28, 2017 9:12 AM

    perhaps I was mistaken

  30. footballfan58 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:16 AM

    Much respect to you Mr.Kraft, but please stop talking. The fans do NOT want Revis. He’s past his prime. He’s selfish. And most of all, we don’t need him.

  31. psousa1 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:17 AM

    Neither will play for NE. It will be Gilmore, Eric Rowe and Johnathon Joseph as nickel corner

  32. joeychittwood says: Mar 28, 2017 9:18 AM

    Putin to his bank account??? I dont get the reference. Did you mean ‘an Obama to his phone line’ so noone could leak that he’d been tampering?
    Either way, Revis looked way done last year and I don’t sel Flloyd “money” Revis playing for a couple mil cause tou know thats all the Pats would offer on a vetran flyer deal

  33. ricko1112 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:19 AM

    Woody did more than just mention Revis. It’s been reported that the Jets also met with him face to face and made several phone calls to him. All while he was under contract with NE.

    I’m sure Goodell knew all about it, but since it was the Jets and NE was the victim, he let it go.

    KC fans, how does that make you feel? The Jets did all that and only got a measly $100K fine. The Chiefs lost $350K and 2 draft picks for making a single phone call to Maclin instead of his agent during the “legal” tampering period. Chiefs got hosed in another show of what integrity means to Goodell.

  34. raymondmac says: Mar 28, 2017 10:56 AM

    anyone remember Vince Wilfork and RK’s similar claims?
    I do.
    He must think fans don’t have a working memory.

  35. belichickdominatedjoemontana says: Mar 28, 2017 11:14 AM

    Revis covering the 3rd wr would be worth looking st.

    With that said, anything below $6 million in 2017 and Revis is playing for “free”.

    I would do $8 million a year, 2 year contract. Only the first year is guaranteed.

  36. mgolden62 says: Mar 28, 2017 11:27 AM

    But I thought it was his dream to play for the Steelers? That must have been before he looked at each teams cap space.

  37. milehighcityboss says: Mar 28, 2017 11:38 AM

    This Broncos fan is all for Mr. Revis playing in New England next year. Do it!

  38. jimmylikesthat says: Mar 28, 2017 12:45 PM

    Putin kept a super bowl ring that Kraft let him look at. Google it

  39. sbchampsagain says: Mar 28, 2017 1:28 PM

    Kraft has short man’s syndrome.
    Although, it’s a lot easier to have short man’s syndrome when you’re worth billions.

  40. itsfootballfolks says: Mar 28, 2017 3:26 PM

    “I want you to endure the boomerang effect of smelling yourself ,you and your fans ! ”

    Now who can argue with such brilliance?

  41. factpurveyor says: Mar 28, 2017 6:28 PM

    unclebluck says:
    Mar 28, 2017 7:18 AM

    Chowds already have the best corner in the league(ha ha)…..Gilmore. Why would they need the other 2?

    If people want to assign nick names to fans based on regional food choices…then Bills fans have now earned the name Cowpies.

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