Devin, Jason McCourty Have Great Reactions To Malcolm Butler's Reported Deal


New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis won't be headed to the San Francisco 49ers in free agency.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network later tweeted the details of Butler's big-time deal with Tennessee: five years, more than $61 million, more than $30 million guaranteed.

If Butler signs with Detroit when NFL Free Agency kicks off on Wednesday, that would be a pretty awesome introductory press conference.

That tension apparently reached it's breaking point in the Patriots' Super Bowl LII loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Butler was relatively unknown before his Super Bowl-clinching interception against the Seattle Seahawks back in 2015. Butler played out the season on his restricted tender of $3.9 million. The team also signed Logan Ryan away from New England previous year, so it appears that Ryan and Butler will figure into the position prominently, along with 2017 first-round pick Adoree' Jackson.

As for the Patriots, they'll move on without one of their best cornerbacks. After a slow start, he ended up playing 98 percent of New England's defensive snaps and finished the season with two interceptions. The New Orleans Saints hosted Butler on a visit but never signed him to an offer sheet. Before the tampering window opened, Florio reported that Lewis was in the market for a three-year deal in the neighborhood of $18 million.

Per NBC Sports Boston, the Lions - who are led by a pair of ex-Patriots in head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn - are "quite interested" in Butler's services. General manager Jon Robinson got his start in the National Football League as a scout with the Patriots.