Texans Interested In Malcolm Butler

The Texans are among several NFL teams with interest in cornerback Malcolm Butler, sources tell Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (on Twitter). As reported earlier today, the Saints are also among the teams looking into the Patriots free agent

Butler was conspicuously absent from the Super Bowl and did not look like his usual self in 2017. Still, he stands as one of the very best cornerbacks available in this year’s crop. Last week, PFR’s Dallas Robinson ranked Butler as the No. 2 CB available, ahead of Bashaud Breeland, E.J. Gaines, Morris Claiborne, Aaron Colvin, T.J. Carrie, Patrick Robinson, Nickell Robey-Coleman, Prince Amukamara. He trailed only Trumaine Johnson on the list.

Cornerback is high on the Texans’ agenda after Kevin Johnson disappointed and Kareem Jackson turned in an up-and-down season. In hindsight, the Texans probably wish that they made a stronger effort to retain A.J. Bouye last offseason.

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  1. Mack83

    I think he looked more like himself in 2017 than he did in previous years. He’s never really been a top flight CB. He had one play that put his name on the map, and he was pretty much by default the top CB on the Patriots in 2016.

    I don’t think NE will be hard pressed to replace him, should come fairly easily.

    • mcase7187

      Oh no ya gone and done it every pats fan is about to jump all over you

      But me as a real pats fan agrees 100% he’s nothing more then a 1 pick wonder he can’t keep up with #1-2 WR he had his chance and choked that’s y they got that other joke

      • driftcat28

        Nope, as a Pats fan I agree. He’s not worth what he’s going to get. He’s a fan favorite though and will be missed

    • tigersfan1320

      He would be a good fit on the lions as a number 2 corner behind slay

      • dugdog83

        All depends on what Patricia thought of him in NE.

        It’s either good or bad we aren’t hearing any Butler/Lions Rumors.

        • zach 1224143625

          There are some Butler/lions rumors but nothing set in stone. They are expected to be with the Texans in wanting his services.

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