Saints won't sign Butler to offer sheet
Saints head coach Sean Payton said that the team will not sign Patriots CB Malcolm Butler to an offer sheet. Butler had visited the Saints earlier this month. Butler has until April 21st to sign his 1st round free agent tender for $3.9 million with the Patriots. Once the offer sheet is signed, Butler would be available to be traded by the Patriots. So far, no other team has offered the restricted free agent a contract that the Patriots could either match or let him go to that team in exchange for its first round pick in this year's draft.
Here's Sean Payton's full quote explaining the Saints won't sign Malcolm Butler to an offer sheet: pic.twitter.com/tJ0YGQnuJY— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 29, 2017