Malcolm Butler won’t let contract be distraction

FOXBORO — Malcolm Butler is all in for 2017. He won’t beat himself up over anything that happens beyond that. “I’m here. This is my team,” Butler said yesterday after Patriots practice at Gillette Stadium. Butler is also well-aware that he must continue his career ascension in order to corral a major payday. It’s been an enlightening offseason for the Patriots cornerback who recognized the importance of separating business from football, and has been fully committed to the Patriots. “Most definitely, I wouldn’t have hurt anybody but myself if I missed this,” Butler said of the voluntary offseason workout program. “This is extra time to get better. That’s what I’m out here to do, to get better