Patriots “Open” to Trading Star Cornerback Ahead of Deadline

Just a few hours ahead of the trade deadline, the New England Patriots have confirmed that they were still “open” to trading all-pro cornerback Malcolm Butler for more defensive help.

NFL insider Jason La Canfora tweeted the report that the Patriots may use their 2nd-round draft choice that they recently obtained in the Jimmy Garoppolo trade to go along with the star cornerback.

With the emergence of cornerbacks Johnson Bademosi and Jonathan Jones along with the great few games Stephon Gilmore played before his injury, trading Butler for all-pro talent elsewhere on defense would seem to make sense for the team as there are glaring needs for a pass rusher and another run-stopper.

The Patriots rank 24th in rushing yards allowed as well as ranking dead last in passing yards per game and it would be a shock if the team does not make a big move today to help their unit get better.

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