Report: Malcolm Butler Trade Unlikely, But He Had Deal In Place With SaintsButler had a big payday in place with the Saints, but may have to wait a year for it to happen.
Howe: Marshawn Lynch To The Patriots Still A 'Long Shot'The interest between Marshawn Lynch and the Patriots may not be mutual.
Howe: 'I'd Be Stunned' If Kraft Let Belichick Sign Adrian PetersonHowe doesn't see any scenario where Robert Kraft would sign off on the Patriots getting Adrian Peterson.
Howe: What's Next For Malcolm Butler, Patriots?Everyone's trying to figure out exactly what's going on and what will happen going forward. To help provide some help in that department, the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe joined Toucher & Rich on Thursday morning.
Howe: The Full Lowdown On The Jimmy Garoppolo Situation, Plus Darrelle Revis SpeculationTo help sort out the latest, Boston Herald Patriots reporter Jeff Howe joined Toucher & Rich (with Johnston & Flynn filling in).
Howe: Malcolm Butler 'Calmed Down', Would Still 'Prefer' To Stay With PatriotsJeff Howe says that Malcolm Butler needs to keep his own business in mind as he explores his options.
Howe: Patriots Too Secretive For Jimmy Garoppolo To Know About Any Trade"I would be shocked if the Patriots told Garoppolo, 'Look, it's close, and you might be on the way out today or tomorrow.' That's just not how the Patriots do business."
How Will Patriots Defend Julio Jones?The Patriots have just under two weeks to get ready for their matchup with the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, and much of that time will be used trying to figure out how to contain All Pro receiver Julio Jones.
Howe: 'Catastrophic Series Of Turnovers' Only Way Patriots Lose To TexansIt would take an extremely catastrophic series of events for the Patriots to lose to the Texans on Saturday.
Howe: Chip Kelly As Patriots' Offensive Coordinator 'Not Happening'The Patriots will likely have a few vacancies to fill on their coaching staff this offseason, but The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe says don't expect Chip Kelly to possibly fills Josh McDaniels' shoes.
Why The No. 1 Seed Is Still Important For The PatriotsWhile a potential trip to Oakland for the AFC Championship doesn't seem as daunting (or likely) for the New England Patriots, it's still important for them to clinch the No. 1 seed this weekend.
Howe: Michael Floyd Not Ready Now, But Could Re-Sign With Patriots In OffseasonHowe doesn't see Floyd doing much in 2016, but could see the Patriots targeting him as a free agent in the offseason.