Tennessee Titans signing former Patriot Dion Lewis to pair with Derrick Henry

Tennessee Titans signing former Patriot Dion Lewis to pair with Derrick Henry

He rose to unexpected fame with his Super Bowl interception, and the team showed its faith in him the following season, in 2015, by elevating him to the No. 1 spot on the depth chart to replace departed free agent Darrelle Revis. Three years later, he saw exactly one snap as his team was picked apart by Nick Foles in a 41-33 Super Bowl 52 defeat. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport later advised that the deal is for five years and over $61 million, with more than $30 million guaranteed.

The news suggests Patricia, the only defensive coordinator Butler has played for in the National Football League, still thinks highly of the former undrafted free agent and Super Bowl XLIX hero despite Butler's benching in Super Bowl LII.

Throughout his tenure in New England, Butler tallied 209 combined tackles, 50 defended passes, eight interceptions and two sacks. Butler played out the season on his restricted tender of $3.9 million.

The New Orleans Saints pursued Butler as a restricted free agent a year ago, but the trade price was too high.

More news: Raiders release CB Sean Smith, RT Marshall Newhouse

Butler started the Patriots' first two playoff games before he was mysteriously benched for the Super Bowl. Butler later denied any off-field misconduct, saying he never missed a curfew or do anything to hurt the Patriots' chances. Last offseason, the Patriots signed cornerback Stephon Gilmore to a five-year, $65 million deal.

Lewis led the Pats with 896 rushing yards on 180 carries (5.0 average) and six touchdowns in the 2017 regular season.

General manager Jon Robinson started in New England, head coach Mike Vrabel was a star linebacker with the Patriots, and now they are assembling a roster full of former Patriots.

Related Articles

  • Alexa calling and messaging comes to tablet devices

    Alexa calling and messaging comes to tablet devices

    Also, there are other limitations such as needing to have an Echo if you would like to call mobile or landline numbers. Well you could do that before, but now you can talk to them through their Amazon-brand speaker if you really want to.
    No proof of Trump-Russia collusion - US Republicans

    No proof of Trump-Russia collusion - US Republicans

    Burr's statement is obviously a big departure from what the IC has said about Russia's goals, i.e.to hurt Hillary and help Trump. Schiff issued a list of subpoena requests Democrats had made that had gone ignored by Republicans on the committee.
    Nicole Bolton tons helped Australia to take 1-0 lead over India

    Nicole Bolton tons helped Australia to take 1-0 lead over India

    In Cricket, Australia women defeated India by 8 wickets in the first One-Day International of the three-match series in Vadodara . Pooja's heroics couldn't save the match, though, and India lost to Australia by eight wickets.
  • Here's Why PS4 and Xbox Players Can't Play Fortnite Together

    Here's Why PS4 and Xbox Players Can't Play Fortnite Together

    While announcing the mobile version , Epic talked of its vision for the game, saying, "We believe this is the future of games". Further, they assured that everything would be the same from gameplay to content and weekly updates.
    SEC Championship Predictions: Can Tennessee beat Kentucky again? 3/11/18

    SEC Championship Predictions: Can Tennessee beat Kentucky again? 3/11/18

    At that point, Tennessee warmed to the task, as 13 points from Admiral Schofield sparked a 15-3 Tennessee run to end the half. The Vols were one of the last four teams to make it in and played in the play-in game against Iowa as an 11-seed.
    China Minister Says Trade War Would Bring 'Disaster' to World

    China Minister Says Trade War Would Bring 'Disaster' to World

    China's commerce minister said Sunday: "China does not want a trade war, nor will it actively initiate a trade war". China will provide support for participants and exempt least-developed countries from the exhibition fee, he said.
  • France, India launch alliance for solar energy

    France, India launch alliance for solar energy

    Of these, 61 have signed the framework agreement and 32 have also submitted their instruments of ratification. For his part, Modi pointed out that India has started the world's largest renewable energy expansion program.
    Venus Subdues Serena in Indian Wells Match that Doesn't Disappoint; Tuesday Preview

    Venus Subdues Serena in Indian Wells Match that Doesn't Disappoint; Tuesday Preview

    Or for something a little more out there, their Flamiflower dress , featuring a tutu-style skirt, is now reduced to £32.90. Even with the baby, like, a trial run of traveling with the baby and all of this is just so new to me.
    Kylie Jenner flaunts her legs in her huge handbags closet

    Kylie Jenner flaunts her legs in her huge handbags closet

    Kris allegedly paid Travis $4 million to keep him in Kylie's life as she raises their new baby, Stormi . One fan asked what Kylie's favourite part of Stormi is, and she revealed that it is her little toes.
  • Rockets Beat Mavs Without Harden, Clinch Playoff Spot

    Rockets Beat Mavs Without Harden, Clinch Playoff Spot

    The slumping San Antonio Spurs lost 109-93 to the high-flying Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association on Monday. Harden was backed by 18 points from point guard Chris Paul , who had nine assists and three rebounds. "We just don't do that.
    Miami nightclub closed after woman rides horse on dancefloor

    Miami nightclub closed after woman rides horse on dancefloor

    The video reached Miami Beach police who issued a statement which read, "We are very concerned over the allegations". Many clubgoers screamed and backed away, but clapped when the woman and horse got back up and were led away.
    Manchester United v Sevilla — Big Match Focus

    Manchester United v Sevilla — Big Match Focus

    When asked if he expected Mourinho to play for a point despite the fact that United will be at home, Lovren said: "I think so". It is a very important game for us. "We need to score one goal, and at home, we had the opportunities".