NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Cornerback Malcolm Butler's agent says Butler and the Tennessee Titans have agreed to a five-year deal worth more than $60 million. The New Orleans Saints, who considered trying to acquire Butler before trading wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Patriots past year, have shown a renewed interest, per Dianna Russini of ESPN. It seemed to be such a disappointing end to a tenure that saw Butler become a Super Bowl hero.
But it's clear that neither that game nor the Super Bowl benching had much of an effect on Butler's market. Lewis is quite a story, bouncing around the National Football League since 2011 before carving out a niche in Foxboro in 2015, overcoming an ACL tear in 2016 and emerging as the Patriots' RB1 last season.
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Rex Burkhead is also a free agent. He played the entire 2017 season on a $3.91 million contract and joins a group of young and talented defensive backs in Tennessee. He finished with 12 deflections and two interceptions. That's what made Super Bowl LII even more head scratching. Butler is reunited with Ryan, his former Patriots secondary running mate. It remains today unclear why Butler didn't play, but it was clear after that game that Butler and the Patriots would be parting ways. Butler can agree to a deal with a new team once free agency officially opens on Wednesday. Butler will also get his chance at revenge when the Patriots take on the Titans, in Tennessee, next season. However, for a high profile position such as cornerback, it will be interesting to see just who that "next man up" will be in the Patriots defensive backfield. Considering Bill Belichick played Eric Rowe over Butler in the Super Bowl, one would suggest that Rowe will start opposite of Gilmore next season. Second-round pick Cyrus Jones returns after ACL surgery.