Curran: Butler signed; will he be sealed and delivered elsewhere?

Malcolm Butler put pen to paper on Tuesday and committed to playing for the Patriots in 2017 for the rate of $3.91 million. After more than a month as a restricted free agent, it was obvious no team was going to give Butler what he was reportedly looking for. The Saints — who hosted Butler on a visit last month — could now rejoin their effort to bring him aboard since they wouldnt be on the hook to send New England their first-rounder (11th overall).