“The Patriots haven’t approached Malcolm about his contract since previous year, and anything that says he keeps asking for the moon is completely false”, Simpson told ESPN.com on March 9.
The New Orleans Saints could address the cornerback position through free agency, after all.
In other words, Butler might agree to terms with the Saints, but then just work out a deal with the Patriots. Fact is, though, that they still have control over Butler, who now is a restricted free agent: Before he signs the first round tender New England placed on him, he can not be traded. With Tom Brady improving his deep ball out of nowhere, the Patriots may be able to stretch the field with Cooks and open up space in the slot for players like Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. That is now the Patriots’ responsibility.
Butler is reportedly not happy with how things have gone down the past year or so. Cooks has played in all 16 games over the past two seasons showing he is a durable receiver that can be very productive.
“For us specifically, we’re looking for ways to improve our defense”.
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So how does Cooks, who is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and has 20 touchdowns in three years, know so much about the organization? In trading for receiver Bradin Cooks, the Patriots are now without a first-round selection come April 27.
Would Belichick have done these deals say five years ago? Cooks thought back to those practices against New England when discussing his enthusiasm about the team.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been a fan of Cooks since he entered the National Football League as a first-round draft choice out of Oregon State in 2014.
In 2016, Butler became the Patriots’ primary lockdown corner and recorded four interceptions and 63 total tackles along with 17 passes defensed. “He’s a really good player”. Jenkins, 29, started his career with the Saints as the No. 14 overall pick in 2009 before signing with the Eagles in 2014.