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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 16:33

Malcolm Butler to visit New Orleans Saints Thursday

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Malcolm Butler intercepts a Russell WIlson pass to help secure Super Bowl 49 Malcolm Butler intercepts a Russell WIlson pass to help secure Super Bowl 49 AP Images

Malcolm Butler is reportedly visiting the New Orleans Saints this Thursday. 

Malcolm Butler could be on his way out of New England.

It has been reported today that Malcolm Butler has a visit scheduled with the New Orleans Saints for Thursday of this week. Butler has had his name tied with the Saints for the past week or so as the Patriots were trading for Brandin Cooks. Although, it seemed that Butler was in the clear and set to stay here for at least another year, reports surfaced that he could still leave via trade or as a restricted free agent. If the Saints are willing to pay Butler the money he wants and New England does not match, the Saints will have to part ways with their 1st round pick to acquire the cornerback.

Malcolm Butler became a star on February 1st of 2015. After jumping a pick route and picking off Russell Wilson to secure a Super Bowl win, he has since continued that success with a pair of great, number one cornerback seasons. Butler earned his first pro bowl in 2015 and had a great year this past season with 4 interceptions. It has been reported within the past week that Butler had been growing frustrated with his pay as he did not even exceed 1 million dollars in pay the past 2 seasons and would still make under 4 million next season under the tender he is on. His agent has denied these reports though. In the end, Butler could be on his way out, but could find that big pay check that he has been looking for. 

Charles Russek

Charles Russek is a member of the CLNS Radio New England Patriots beat team.  Currently serving as the staff writer for the Patriots Beat Podcast, Charles provides coverage of one of the most foreknown podcasts covering the four-time Super Bowl Champions.  You can also hear Charles on the CLNS Radio New England Patriots Post Game Show which goes live after every single Pats game available on CLNSRadio.com and iTunes and Stitcher.  He is studying Criminal Justice at Plymouth State University.
 
Follow Charles on Twitter: @chuck_wagonn

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