New England also signed coveted free agent and Pro Bowl cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
According to La Canfora, the Patriots are fine with the idea of Butler signing with another team since it will give them a first-round pick.
After all, it was his interception on a shocking Russell Wilson pass attempt that sealed New England's victory in Super Bowl XLIX. If the Eagles had traded the 29-year-old player back to the Saints, the city where he started his National Football League career, Philadelphia surely would have gone up in flames.
The Patriots and Saints, who worked out a trade for the 23-year-old receiver last week, shared the field for joint practices in each of the last two training camps.
That's why the Cooks-for-picks trade needs to play itself out. It did take the team's first-round pick (No. 32 overall) and their third-round compensatory selection (No. 103) to obtain the former 2014 Saints first-round pick. Butler has had his name tied with the Saints for the past week or so as the Patriots were trading for Brandin Cooks.
It's no secret that Cooks now brings a tremendous presence to the receiving corps of the Patriots. It's worth noting this is allowed even though he's a restricted free agent. Despite all their weapons, the Patriots didn't have a receiver like Cooks now in their offense. As the offer stands now, Rick Smith is only willing to send the 57th-overall pick (second round) to the Patriots for Butler, and only under the condition that they are able to sign him to a long term deal. The Patriots needed to add talent, speed, and youth to their wide receiver corp and they get it done with the addition of one player.
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Despite losing an early wicket , the Black Caps are chipping away at South Africa's total on day two of the first Test in Dunedin. Jimmy Neesham was New Zealand's other successful bowler taking the valuable wicket of du Plessis for 52 three overs before tea.
It is increasingly common in India, which has a growing problem with obesity, particularly in urban areas. Eman Ahmed, 36, once weighed 78 stone but was told to lose weight so that surgery could take place.
After the team placed the franchise tag on outside linebacker Chandler Jones , speculation about Campbell leaving picked up. Barry Church is an upgrade from Cyprien and will add another veteran presence in the secondary.
She will have to vacate the presidential Blue House and perhaps return to her private residence in the upscale Gangnam district. The court has had only eight justices since the departure of ex-Chief Justice Park Han-chul on January 31.
It was a spectacular failure on a day when Harvick was a calendar page or so ahead of his closest competition on track . The stages for this race are set at the first 85 laps , the next 85 laps and finally finishing the race with 155 laps .
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: In the near future, a tired Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. She gets him acquainted to a young girl; a girl with "adamantium" claws... a daughter who Logan refuses to accept.
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Israel beats Cuba 4-1 at World Baseball Classic
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Houston Texans: No Asking Price Too High for Tony Romo
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Agony for PSG in Barcelona
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97-year-old twins freeze to death after falling outside
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Was a promising Black Muslim teen lynched in Seattle?
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