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NFL Notes: Malcolm Butler, Reuben Foster, Draft, Colts

Malcolm Butler

  • Albert Breer writes that while the trade rumors surrounding Patriots RFA CB Malcolm Butler have died down in recent weeks, he still wouldn’t close the door on a potential deal.
  • Breer mentions that if Butler signs his restricted tender with the Patriots by April 21, it would open a six-day window for New England to negotiate a potential trade with the Saints or any other team interested in Butler before the start of the draft.
  • The Saints could make their No. 32 overall pick available to the Patriots in a deal for Butler, according to Breer, given that New England doesn’t have a first- or second-round pick right now.

Reuben Foster

  • Alabama LB Reuben Foster was set to visit with the Raiders next week, but he has a scheduling conflict and won’t be able to make it. (Adam Caplan)


  • Albert Breer believes Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey will end up being a top-20 pick this year. Stanford HC David Shaw compared McCaffrey to Bills RB LeSean McCoy.
  • According to Breer, there are at least four teams looking to trade down from the top-6 picks including the 49ers, Bears, Titans and Jets.
  • FIU TE Jonnu Smith has visited and worked out for the Saints, Vikings, Dolphins, Falcons and Titans. (Ian Rapoport)
  • Ohio DE Tarell Basham is visiting with the Saints Thursday and his scheduled to meet with the Falcons next. (Josh Katzenstein)
  • Vanderbilt DL Adam Butler worked out for the Titans Thursday and has met with the Chargers and Cowboys. (Jim Wyatt)
  • UTEP RB Aaron Jones has worked out for the Saints, Eagles, Cowboys and 49ers with Dallas being the team that has shown the most interest in him. (Sirius XM NFL Radio)
  • Colorado CB Ahkello Witherspoon visited with the Seahawks, Saints, 49ers and Eagles this week. (Ian Rapoport)


The Colts announced that they brought in 26 prospects for their local pro day on Wednesday. The full list of players consists of:

  1. Illinois NT Rob Bain
  2. Cincinnati C Deyshawn Bond
  3. Illinois DT Jarrod Clements
  4. Butler OT Michael Demos
  5. Indiana OL Dan Feeney
  6. Illinois P Ryan Frain
  7. Marian RB Jakhari Gore
  8. Illinois WR/CB Justin Hardee
  9. Emporia State University OT DeAndre Herron
  10. Marian WR Krishawn Hogan
  11. Indiana WR Ricky Jones
  12. Purdue OG Jason King
  13. Georgia ILB Tim Kimbrough
  14. Illinois QB Wes Lunt
  15. Indiana ILB Marcus Oliver
  16. Indiana WR/PR Mitchell Paige
  17. Purdue DE Evan Panfil
  18. Purdue WR Cameron Posey
  19. Ball State DE Joshua Posley
  20. Illinois OLB Gimel President
  21. Indiana RB Devine Redding
  22. Purdue OG Jordan Roos
  23. Illinois OLB Dawuane Smoot
  24. Kentucky OT Jon Toth
  25. Illinois WR Anthony Warrum
  26. Purdue WR Domonique Young

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