Home » Sport

Matt Patricia's Detroit Lions Reportedly Interested In Malcolm Butler

14 March, 2018, 06:27 | Author: Joan Malone
  • Dion Lewis is reportedly teaming up with Derrick Henry in the Tennessee backfield. More

Instead, he's poised to cash in as one of the highest-paid defensive stars signed in free agency.

An undrafted free agent in 2014, Butler made the Patriots 53-man roster out of Division II West Alabama. His strong 2017 season - in which he didn't elevate to the lead role at running back until Week 7 - put him in position to earn it. They committed $61 million ($30M guaranteed) over five years, a rather large investment considering Butler's benching at the Super Bowl and his up-and-down performance in 2017.

BC-FBN-Titans-Butler, 2nd Ld-Writethru, 418Agent: Malcolm Butler agrees to 5-year deal with TitansAP Photo NY200Eds: Corrects that Super Bowl win over Seahawks was not Patriots' most recent.

Throughout his tenure in New England, Butler tallied 209 combined tackles, 50 defended passes, eight interceptions and two sacks.

Serena Williams continues to win in BNP Paribas Open
The first set could have gone either way as Bertens troubled Williams, though the Dutchman's serve proved to be her downfall. In the men's competition, Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer won his first set against Federico Delbonis of Argentina.

The New Orleans Saints pursued Butler as a restricted free agent previous year, but the trade price was too high.

Meanwhile, according to Pro Football Weekly, the Texans are "in on" Butler after quietly expressing interest last offseason when he was a restricted free agent. When the Patriots loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Butler was stationed on the sideline, never seeing a snap. Before the tampering window opened, Florio reported that Lewis was in the market for a three-year deal in the neighborhood of $18 million.

Despite Butler's sudden stardom, Belichick said at one point in 2015 that Butler "as much as any player that I've been around, has really not changed very much from Year 1 to Year 2".



Rex Tillerson cuts short Africa trip to return to Washington
Tillerson says Chad has taken important, positive steps to strengthen control over its passports and improve information-sharing. NAIJ.com previously reported that Tillerson would arrive in Abuja on Monday, March 12 for his first official visit to Nigeria.

Another top Trump aide exits White House over security issue
McEntee joined the president's small team three years ago during the earliest days of the campaign. A White House spokesman declined to comment on McEntee's firing.

Roger Federer defies logic with backhand slice
Djokovic scrambled to win the second set on Sunday but the rust from the layoff was evident as he made 62 unforced errors overall. Daniel, who is ranked 109th in the world, advanced to the third round where he will face Gael Monfils of France.

Kompany eyes once in a lifetime opportunity
Stoke did begin aggressively in the hope of suffocating City but the visitors soon stretched them by playing a few longer passes. City cruised to a straightforward 2-0 win over Stoke City on Monday, with David Silva scoring both goals at the bet365 Stadium.

US Oil Export Surge Means OPEC's Output Cuts May Be Doomed
The reduction came as gross short positions on the New York Mercantile Exchange climbed to their highest level in almost a month. Oil has struggled to recover losses from last month's broader market slump after climbing over $66 a barrel in January.

Green Bay Packers make free-agent splash, sign TE Jimmy Graham
The Packers ranked third in red-zone conversion percentage previous year , even with Aaron Rodgers injured for half the season. It's the first major roster cut by new general manager Brian Gutekunst, who replaced Ted Thompson in January.

Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov found dead in London home
A Russian businessman and an associate of the one-time billionaire Boris Berezovsky, Nikolay Glushkov, has died in London . Police say there is no evidence to suggest a link to the March 4 poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

P, FATA announce alliance with Opposition's Sadiq Sanjrani
Mushahidullah said the decision over the election of the Chairman Senate and the Deputy Chairman Senate was made unanimously. The runner-up Raja Zafar-ul-Haq, a candidate of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), secured 46 votes.

Lipscomb celebrates first NCAA Tournament berth in school history
Michigan State stays close to home with a first-round assignment against 14th-seeded Bucknell in Detroit. A win could set up a possible Sunday matchup with West Virginia, with top-seeded Villanova looming.

Duke Blue Devils Top the Irish in ACC Quarterfinals
This one likely stings for Irish fans given Notre Dame won the regular season matchup on the road without Colson and Farrell. Notre Dame (20-14) made just 5-of-23 from 3-point range and had 31 defensive rebounds to 20 for the Irish.