NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-8; lost to Buffalo in wild-card round)
CAMP SITE: Foxborough, Massachusetts
LAST YEAR: Bill Belichick made the bold move of selecting rookie Mac Jones as his starter at quarterback after a strong preseason.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots again added to their growing pipeline of former Alabama players, including defensive lineman LaBryan Ray among eight players signed Monday as undrafted free agents.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass (AP) — Cornerback Malcolm Butler is returning to the New England Patriots, where he went from Super Bowl star to the bench.
The hero of the Patriots’ 2014 championship — who was inexplicably benched for New England’s appearance in the Super Bowl three years later — agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $9 million, his agent, Derek Simpson confirmed Wednesday.
TENNESSEE TITANS (11-6)
New faces: WR Julio Jones, LB Bud Dupree, CB Jackrabbit Jenkins, DL Denico Autry, CB Caleb Farley, CB Elijah Molden, WR Josh Reynolds, LB Rashad Weaver, OT Dillon Radunz, LS Morgan Cox, OT Kendall Lamm, K Sam Ficken.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals placed cornerback Malcolm Butler on the reserve/retired list on Tuesday, potentially signaling the end of his seven-year career.
NFL Network reported Monday that Butler was mulling retirement because of a “personal situation.”
TENNESSEE TITANS (11-6)
CAMP SITE: Nashville, Tennessee
LAST YEAR: Derrick Henry carried the Titans once again, this time to the franchise's first AFC South title since 2008. The AP and NFL Offensive Player of the Year not only repeated as the NFL rushing leader, Henry became the eighth man to run for at least 2,000 yards in league history with a total of 2,027 yards that ranks fifth-most all-time.
ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8)
CAMP SITE: Glendale, Arizona
LAST YEAR: The Cardinals looked like one of the NFL's rising franchises for most of the season but lost five of their final seven games to fall just short of the playoffs.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have added cornerback Malcolm Butler on a one-year deal in an effort to bolster a thin secondary and also traded center Mason Cole to the Minnesota Vikings for a sixth-round draft pick...
If it seemed as if NFL teams have been shedding contracts nearly as fast as signing them in recent weeks that’s because it’s almost true...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans keep proving adversity simply makes them tighter and stronger with a toughness that helps them win...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have cornerback Adoree’ Jackson back for their AFC wild-card matchup with the New England Patriots...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When Tennessee GM Jon Robinson fired coach Mike Mularkey after he lost to the Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs following the 2017 season, he leaned on his past to plot a course for the Titans' future...
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Foxborough, Massachusetts
LAST YEAR: New England lost twice in its first four games but recovered to win 11 of its final 12 behind MVP season of quarterback Tom Brady...
All those promises worth millions upon millions to free agents turned into paydays Wednesday when the NFL's business year began.
Of course, teams needed to clear salary cap space or rejigger their ledgers to make it work, and they'll still be doing so for months.
Malcolm Butler posted a message that reads like a goodbye to the New England Patriots organization and fans Tuesday.
In Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick decided not to use Butler, a starting cornerback all season, on defense.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — So many times this season, New England's defense made plays when it had to give Tom Brady and the Patriots offense a chance to win...
MAPLEVILLE, R.I. — We wondered what Bill Belichick would do for Week 2 after watching his Patriots defense get thoroughly embarrassed opening night by the Chiefs.
Belichick and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia made some tweaks all right, some minor, others not so subtle.
The defending Super Bowl champions are back to work.
The Patriots returned to Gillette Stadium yesterday for the start of their nine-week offseason workout program. Attendance is voluntary for the workout program with the exception of a three-day minicamp, which the Patriots will conduct from June 6-8.
Cornerback Malcolm Butler and the Patriots have gotten into a tender bender.
Butler will begin his tour as a restricted free agent tomorrow when he visits with the Saints, according to a source.
Aggressive Patriots still have free agent business at hand when it comes to Dont’a Hightower and Malcolm Butler
After a stunningly active opening week in free agency, the Patriots merely have two matters at hand to resolve before entering next season as the easy Super Bowl LII favorites.
The Pats still need to re-sign linebacker Dont’a Hightower, and they have to ensure cornerback Malcolm Butler returns after the two sides endured an unnecessarily stressful few days.
Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler could now become a major acquisition target.
It would take an extremely rare move for a competitor to swipe Butler from the Pats, but 31 teams can begin giving him offer sheets when free agency begins today at 4 p.m.