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Titans to Sign Former Patriots CB Malcolm Butler

Titans to Sign Former Patriots CB Malcolm Butler

In addition to Butler and Solder, Danny Amendola and Dion Lewis are also free agents.

Butler was an undrafted free-agent out of Division II West Alabama in 2014 and has eight interceptions over his four-year career.

It's a four-year deal, which NFL Media's Ian Rapoport says will make him a top 10-paid running back in the NFL.

Butler is most famous for his interception at the goal line in Super Bowl 49 to seal the victory for the Patriots over the Seahawks.

Malcolm Butler won't be following former New England coordinator Matt Patricia to Detroit, but he is staying in the Patriots' extended family.

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Butler returned to the Patriots in 2017 and had a self-described up-and-down season that culminated with Belichick's shocking decision not to play him on defense in Super Bowl LII. The defensive-minded coach coordinated in New England from 2012-17. Butler is reunited with Ryan, his former Patriots secondary running mate. That's close to the $40 million guaranteed that Stephon Gilmore received from the Patriots a year ago.

A player with his resume will certainly have suitors, and thus far, at least three teams have been reported to have their eyes on the 28-year-old.

Lewis led the Pats with 896 rushing yards on 180 carries (5.0 average) and six touchdowns in the 2017 regular season. They're also making a big play for left tackle Nate Solder, who the Patriots are actively trying to keep in New England.

Nonetheless, the Titans know plenty about Butler - with general manager Jon Robinson having come from the Patriots organization.