Malcolm Butler reportedly agrees to deal with Titans

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Malcolm Butler reportedly agrees to deal with Titans

He'll sign a four-year deal with the Tennessee Titans, reports Adam Schefter. General manager Jon Robinson got his start in the National Football League as a scout with the Patriots. Building on that success, he earned a Pro Bowl nod in his second season, won a second title in his third season and led the 2017 Patriots defense in snaps before the Super Bowl controversy closed out his fourth year. He ran for 135 yards on 33 carries and caught 16 passes for 111 yards in New England's three postseason games. After a slow start, he ended up playing 98 percent of New England's defensive snaps and finished the season with two interceptions.

The move reunited Butler with former New England teammate and fellow corner Logan Ryan, and the Titans general manager, Jon Robinson, is also familiar with Butler, having served as the Patriots' director of college scouting before departing for Tampa Bay.

One surprising note: Butler's representatives had a post-Super Bowl conversation with the Patriots.

The money is astounding for Butler, who admitted he didn't have a good season previous year.

Butler was benched for all of Super Bowl LII this past season despite starting 15 regular-season games and both previous playoff games. There's another $3 million via incentives.

His two interceptions were the same number as fellow cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who was signed by the Patriots to a five-year, $65 million deal last spring.

Lewis offers versatility and pass-catching ability for the Titans.

Dion Lewis celebrates with Tom Brady after scoring a 5-yard receiving touchdown against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 31, 2017.

The Titans parted ways with one-time rushing leader DeMarco Murray, but have power back Derrick Henry to pair with Lewis.

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