Cardinals release Malcolm Butler from reserve/retired list

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Longtime NFL cornerback Malcolm Butler is, for now, retired. If he should decide to play again, he’ll be free to sign with any team.

The Cardinals released Butler from the reserve/retired list today, a procedural move that would make it easier for him to come back with any team if he so chooses.

Butler signed with the Cardinals last offseason and practiced with them through training camp and the preseason until he went absence before the start of the regular season for what were described as personal reasons. Those reasons have never been explained.

Butler will turn 32 in a few weeks and would no longer be expected to play at the Pro Bowl level he once did, but if he wanted to play in 2022 he would certainly be able to find some teams interested in bringing him to training camp.

6 responses to “Cardinals release Malcolm Butler from reserve/retired list

  1. If he’s at all interested in playing again…go to Patriots-south, Houston…plenty of opportunity in that 2ndary.

  2. If only BB would have put the team ahead if his own ego and played Butler the Pats would likely have a 7th SB win

  3. nhpats2011 says:
    February 17, 2022 at 7:09 pm
    If only BB would have put the team ahead if his own ego and played Butler the Pats would likely have a 7th SB win
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    In hindsight it could not have hurt to play Butler considering the outcome of the game, but we really do not know what the circumstances were. Butler isn’t talking and Belichick would never throw the player under the bus.

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