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Patriots star Malcolm Buter signs restricted free agent tender

Patriots star Malcolm Buter signs restricted free agent tender

Garoppolo's name has been bandied about in trade rumors for months now, and Butler, a restricted free agent, has yet to sign the first-round tender the Patriots placed on him last month.

However, New England is still open to trading him, according to Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio. If they did and the Patriots refused to match the offer, the Saints would have had to send the 11th pick in the first round as compensation. The signing doesn't necessarily mean that Butler will be returning for the 2017 season, as the 27-year-old cornerback could still very well be traded ahead of the NFL Draft.

"I don't anticipate that many transactions here between now and next Thursday or Friday", Caserio said. There's also a decent chance they make a trade before the draft in hopes of getting back into Day 1. Things can change in a heartbeat.

Butler, now 27, intercepted Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at the goal line in the final minutes of the Super Bowl to secure the victory and the 2014 National Football League title for the Patriots. But New England coach Bill Belichick has balked at giving him the lucrative, long-term security he has been seeking.

Butler has played in 43 regular-season games with 33 starts, including starts in all 16 games over the last two seasons for the Patriots.

The New England Patriots were shopping backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo early in the offseason for a pair of high draft picks, and while no deal has come close to happening.


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