Patriots Rumors: Malcolm Butler is unlikely to be traded

Apr 25, 2017, 12:51
Patriots Rumors: Malcolm Butler is unlikely to be traded

A source close to the former All-Pro running back told Yahoo Sports that the New Orleans Saints have advanced a pair of contract options to Peterson.

Despite months of trade rumors, the 27-year-old cornerback is more likely to be in New England than not at the start of the 2017 season, according to the latest report. The Advocate indicates negotiations are on-going. In fact, Peterson's best shot at a Super Bowl to date was ended by Brees and the Saints in the NFC Championship over seven years ago.

Contract negotiations between retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders appear to be at a standstill, but the New Orleans Saints may have just helped tip the scales in Oakland's favor. They went younger, signing Raiders free agent Latavius Murray.

I doubt Peterson's arrival will cause much friction in the running back room. His arrival in New England increases the likelihood the Patriots won't keep unrestricted free agent LeGarrette Blount, who led the team in rushing previous year.

City's Action Records in tune for Record Store Day
Louis said finding and listening to music digitally lacks the gratification that comes with purchasing a physical record. The day brings together fans, artists and thousands of independent record stores from across the world.

NYC moves to raise cigarette costs to nation's highest
Staten Island has 402 cigarette retailers with licenses, according to the mayor's office. "We have a lot more we have to do". About 12,000 people in NY die each year from smoking-related illnesses, according to the Times.

Lawrence selected to host two upcoming NCAA championship events
In 2015, Nebraska won its fourth national title in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 17,561 at the CenturyLink Center. The Tom Fazio design also hosted the Big 12 Invitational in 2001 and the Big 12 Women's Championship in 2008.

In between Peterson was outstanding in 2015, rushing for a league-leading 1,485 yards.

Peterson has totaled 2,418 carries, 11,747 yards and a 4.9 yards per carry average in his 10 seasons with Minnesota.

Hey, everybody! Did you know that the Minnesota Vikings are set to host the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football in Week 1 this upcoming season? That would be a huge cut from the $12 million he made last season with the Vikings.

The Saints missed the playoffs the last three years. Mark Ingram, the incumbent back, still is expected to be the workhorse - and his $3.6 million salary for next season may explain why Peterson's number is slightly lower.

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