Patriots Place CB Malcolm Butler On Injured Reserve

Field Yates reports that the Patriots have placed CB Malcolm Butler on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday.

Malcolm Butler

The Patriots also placed CB Joejuan Williams on injured reserve and waived P Jake Julien.

Butler, 32, wound up signing on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of West Alabama back in 2014. He played out the final year of his rookie contract before signing a one-year restricted tender worth $3.91 million for the 2017 season.

From there, Butler agreed to a five-year contract worth more than $61 million to go along with over $30 million guaranteed with the Titans in 2018. He was owed a base salary $11,100,000 for the 2021 season when the Titans released him.

Butler signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals last year, but he opted to sit out the season. The Cardinals cut him loose this offseason and he later signed a two-year deal worth up to $9 million with the Patriots. 

In 2020, Butler appeared in all 16 games for the Titans and recorded 100 tackles, four interceptions and 14 passes defended. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 15 cornerback out of 121 qualifying players.


Looking for the latest NFL Insider News & Rumors?

Be sure to follow NFL Trade Rumors on TWITTER and FACEBOOK for breaking NFL News and Rumors for all 32 teams!

Leave a Reply