Malcolm Butler: I have a lot to prove

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Cornerback Malcolm Butler has not played in a game since the end of the 2020 season and he knows that has created some doubts about what he will bring to the Patriots secondary this year.

Butler was set to play for the Cardinals last season, but retired in late August and returned to the Patriots after being released by Arizona earlier this year. The move brings Butler back to the team where he made his initial mark in the NFL and he said on Tuesday that he knows he has to show everyone that he can still play at a high level.

“A lot. I have a lot to prove, especially to myself,” Butler said, via NBCSportsBoston.com. “If I do it to myself, I prove it to my teammates at the same time. That’s why I’m working hard every day and trying to stay focused on where I am.”

Butler should get plenty of opportunities to supply proof of his continued productivity heading into the season and his role on the New England defense come the regular season will let us know if the team thinks he’s still got it.

7 responses to “Malcolm Butler: I have a lot to prove

  1. By re-signing in NE he proved beyond any doubt whatsoever that whatever the reason was for the benching it was entirely on him and not the head coach.

    It’s over. The end. Good night thanks for coming drive safe.

  2. I doubt he makes the final cut. He was about done his last years with the Patriots.

  3. He quit on the Cardinals because he was mad he was running as the fourth cornerback. He’s done.,

  4. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    May 31, 2022 at 3:21 pm
    Good to have him back. The real MVP of SB 49.
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    Yep.

  5. Sounds like his head is on straight he should do just fine if he keeps that mentality.

  6. He will never keep pace with the speed receivers in his own division. He will look like a superstar against his own team because they are lame. Get ready for the swim move. You will see it a lot.

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