By: Frank Alteri
To say the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots have been busy this offseason would be the understatement of the year. After capturing their fifth world title in 17 years, the Patriots have shown no signs of slowing down, most notably signing top cornerback Stephon Gilmore, and acquiring the versatile deep threat receiver Brandin Cooks.
The Patriots continued their dominant offseason with a flurry of moves on April 18th. Super Bowl hero James White has signed a three year contract extension with the team, inking the running back through 2020.
The team may also have found their replacement for power back LeGarrette Blount, signing Mike Gillislee to an offer sheet that the Bills are unlikely to match.
The most notable move of the day was finally signing cornerback Malcom Butler to his 1 year $3.91 million tender. This signing has huge implications moving toward the draft, as the team now has the ability to trade Butler now that he is under contract. Trade talks with the Saints could continue with the 32nd overall pick as the asking price for Butler’s services.
Will the Patriots trade Butler? Or will New England keep the Pro Bowl corner for another Super Bowl run?
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