BOSTON (CBS) — Things appear to be getting ugly between the Patriots and cornerback Malcolm Butler.

The restricted free agent is reportedly “extremely frustrated” with the team and wants out of New England, according to CSNNE’s Mike Giardi. Butler wasn’t too pleased to see the Pats sign corner Stephon Gilmore to a five-year, $65 million deal on the first day of NFL free agency while he remains in contract limbo, and according to NFL reporter Jason La Canfora, Butler’s agent is trying to find a team willing to surrender a first-round pick for his services.


La Canfora adds that the Patriots wouldn’t mind losing Butler for a first-round pick, as they currently don’t own a first or second-round selection of their own.

Comments (6)
  1. Football is just like any other business. The days of rewarding loyalty are over. You are a replaceable resource, not an asset. Sad, but true.

  2. The Patriots need to take the high road here. Butler as the no. 2 corner back should not receive top dollar. The Patriots offer is insulting and should be boosted substantially.If they raise their offer to 8-10 million and Butler turns it down, then he is really foolish and unfortunately very, very shortsighted. He is not Richard Sherman or Patrick Petersen. These demands to be traded elsewhere rarely work out for the player.

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