Adam Butler signs RFA tender with Patriots

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Friday was the deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets with new teams, which leaves players with the options of re-signing with their current teams or sitting out.

Patriots defensive lineman Adam Butler has opted for the first of those choices. The Patriots announced that Butler has signed his tender.

Butler was tendered at the second-round level and is now set to make $3.27 million during the 2020 season.

Butler signed with the Patriots after going undrafted out of Vanderbilt in 2017. He’s played every game over the last three seasons and has 62 tackles, 11 sacks and a forced fumble in his regular season appearances. Butler’s added seven tackles and two sacks in seven postseason games.

3 responses to “Adam Butler signs RFA tender with Patriots

  1. Smart man. With what he made the first 3 years he’ll have made about 5 million as an undrafted player. He’s well set up for life and everything after this year will be gravy.

  2. Solid little spot player. More of a subrushing 4-3 DT but he’s pretty at DE in 3-4 looks too.

  3. Another un-drafted starter for Patriots and Belichick.

    Patriots haters look at guys like Butler and say Bill is a terrible GM. That’s nonsensical but an argument made by those that are green with envy.

    A more objective view is that Belichick the GM is able to identify and sign talent that Belichick the coach can develop into a starting caliber player at a team friendly cost.

    I read often on PFT threads during this pre-draft and free-agent period that the Patriots are in cap hell, lost too many key players, and are either tanking or at least not repeating as AFC East champs.

    Let me repeat an earlier post: Belichick does not tank. He turns and coaches up a new roster every year and competes with a focus on each game and getting better as the season progresses. Signings like Butler are part of that process.

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