One more year of Malcolm Butler at a discount rate is a solid play for the Patriots. His role is likely less on the outside and more in the slot this season with Gilmore and Rowe in place on the edge. Jones should bounce-back in year two and eventually replace Butler after this season.
As much as Malcolm Butler has given to New England in his time here, expect 2017 to be the last New England fans see the fan-favorite in the red, white and blue.
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