Stephon Gilmore: It’s going to be fun playing with Malcolm Butler

We’ve known since early March that Stephon Gilmore will be playing cornerback for the Patriots come the fall, but it took a while for the look of the rest of the position group to come into focus. Logan Ryan signed with the Titans as a free agent and Malcolm Butler’s time as a restricted free agent featured a lot of speculation about whether he’d wind up moving to the Saints via offer sheet or trade. That speculation all but ended when the Saints drafted cornerback Marshon Lattimore in the first round after saying Butler trade talks weren’t on the front burner, leaving Butler to sign his tender for the coming season. It may be for just one year, but his return gives the Patriots a strong pair