Patriots CB Malcolm Butler: 'I'm here. This is my team'

FOXBORO — Cornerback Malcolm Butler publicly addressed his busy offseason this afternoon for the first time, noting he is fully committed to the Patriots in 2017 and can't predict what will happen in the future. "I’m here," Butler said. "This is my team." Butler took the first cornerback reps in 1-on-1s during today's organized team activities at Gillette Stadium, often lining up against wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Butler looked like the leader of the positional group once again. Butler is under contract for his $3.91 million tender in 2017. He is unquestionably interested in signing a long-term extension, but it's unclear what type of contract the Patriots would have to offer to make that happen.