According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots have signed running back James White to a three-year contract extension. Whatever you think is best for our team for 2017, for that season, then that's what we'll do.
On Tuesday, it was Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio, who left the door open a crack when asked at his pre-draft press conference whether "Jimmy Garoppolo [is] strictly not for sale?" They re-signed tight end Matt Lengel, an exclusive rights free agent who caught two passes (one touchdown) in six regular-season games past year.
The Patriots are well-acquainted with this championship ritual, having won five Super Bowls in the last sixteen years.
Following the Patriots' historic Super Bowl win, Devin McCourty and Chris Long announced they would skip the traditional White House visit due to the election of President Donald Trump.
Butler's contract is now locked in at $3.91 million for the 2017 season.
Following a one-year hiatus from the Super Bowl, the Patriots made their way back to the grand stage of sports to face the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII. "I've never heard nor talked like that in my life in a locker room, and my 11th season is coming up", said the professional football player. In fact, I know we're not going to do that.
McCourty to Butler: "Do What's Best For Yourself" - McCourty was asked about Butler on CSNNE's Quick Slants, with the veteran safety saying that he hopes to see his teammate back, but that Butler needs to be the one to make that decision. He also rushed for two touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime. White has also never fumbled in his 175 regular season touches - that's surely an admirable statistic in Belichick's eyes.
National Football League reporter Field Yates said Butler signed the agreement Tuesday, but that a trade could still be on the table.
Going into the year, the Patriots had no running back signed beyond this season.
"I expect him to be back, probably", said McCourty.