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His roller-coaster career is moving on to its next set of peaks and valleys, but it won’t be in Foxborough.

In 2015, Malcolm Butler was a New England hero; an undrafted free agent rookie who made the biggest play in Super Bowl history to secure the Patriots’ victory in Super Bowl 49. Three years later, he saw exactly one snap as his team was picked apart by Eagles quarterback Nick Foles in a 41-33 Super Bowl 52 defeat.

On Tuesday, the former All-Pro cornerback agreed to a five-year, $61 million deal with the Tennessee Titans, that will include more than $30 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. It’s the blockbuster contract he sought but never received from the Patriots.

It’s the next step on a four-year career that’s included three Super Bowl appearances. Butler broke into the league in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of Division II West Alabama. slowly earning Bill Belichick’s trust before stepping up to intercept Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson late in the fourth quarter of a 28-24 Super Bowl win. He followed that up with a second-team All-Pro performance in his first year as a full-time starter, becoming a standout in a loaded Patriots defense.

Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 Follow on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email comment Welcome to the NFL’s annual scramble for top talent.

Less than two months remain before the 2018 draft (April 26-28), when teams will jockey for the prospects who will make up the majority of the league’s rosters in the coming years.

Free agency, of course, is a supplementary exercise.

What follows is a subjective ranking of the high-end players still available, and the ones who have already agreed to terms.

Crabtree’s receiving yards were significantly down from 2016, but he also had too many dropped passes to overlook.

He only caught 57.4 percent of the 101 passes that came his way, and he was tied (with teammate Jared Cook, among others) for ninth in the league with five dropped balls.

What Crabtree did on the field just didn’t live up to the expectations set by his contract.

He also served a one-game suspension after a little shoving and jawing with Talib turned into a full-blown fight.

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In departure, Ndamukong Suh robs Dolphins of success once promised

Ndamukong Suh knew what was coming before the sun had even risen on the West Coast.

While apparently heading to an early Monday morning workout in his hometown of Portland, Suh posted a cryptic Twitter video.

With Judge and Stanton taking their cuts, advertisers are clamoring to buy time in YES’ “Batting Practice Today” pregame show. After Judge memorably cracked a TV camera thought to be unreachable above center field, “Batting Practice Today” posted its highest ratings ever last season. YES is also incorporating new technology into telecasts to better track tape-measure blasts this season.

Joe Thomas announced his retirement on Wednesday, and with that, a Hall of Fame career comes to its close.

There were just two constants for the Browns during Thomas’ 11-year career: They were generally not very good, and they had a constant revolving door at the quarterback position.

As a matter of fact, Thomas blocked for 20 different starting quarterbacks during his time in Cleveland.

Bradford has been solid for the Vikings when he’s been healthy enough to play. Minnesota brought him in via trade with the Eagles as a stopgap when Bridgewater went down with a gruesome knee injury before the 2016 season. Bradford completed 71.6 percent of his passes for 3,877 yards, 20 touchdowns, and just five picks. He completed 27 of 32 passes for 346 yards, three touchdowns, and no picks against the Saints in Week 1 before that knee injury derailed his season.

He showed similar promise with the Rams early in his career, but injuries slowed him down. If Bradford bounces back from the degenerative knee condition he dealt with last season, he has a shot to be a viable starter again.

“The question with Sam is two years ago he plays in 15 games, starts, and plays well,” Zimmer said. “This year, he plays in one game and gets hurt, so you go back and look at his track record.”

He’s had his ACL repaired in the same knee twice. That’s the knee that sidelined Bradford for most of last season. There was no structural damage, but Bradford did have to have surgery to clean up the knee. In theory, this is a cost-effective signing that gives the Cardinals a quality veteran starter. But Bradford’s health is the biggest question.

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Upon landing Sherman, the Niners filled their biggest offseason need for help at cornerback.

They almost certainly aren’t done adding to the position that last year contributed to allowing a Total QBR of 87 last season, second-worst in the league, according to ESPN Stats & Information. At the NFL scouting combine, Lynch said it didn’t take a “savant” to see the team’s need at the position.

Once healthy, Sherman will be expected to start opposite Ahkello Witherspoon in the Niners’ Cover 3 defense. That scheme is similar to the one Seattle has run for many years and though the Seahawks have become a bit more diverse defensively in recent years, it’s still the foundation of what they’ve done.

As a bridge quarterback, Taylor is a massive upgrade on AJ McCarron, who seemed like an obvious target in free agency after the Browns tried to trade for him last season. Taylor is under contract for $16 million in 2018 before his contract automatically voids, so this will likely be a one-year deal if the Browns draft a quarterback. If he succeeds, the Browns shouldn’t have much trouble signing the 28-year-old to an extension during the season.

The latest: Cordy Glenn is headed to Cincy. Before that it was Richard Sherman, Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry, Aqib Talib, Michael Bennett, and others on the move. Bill Barnwell evaluates every big move of the offseason.

On Saturday, Sherman met with more of the 49ers brass, including Lynch and Marathe. Included in the visit was a series of medical tests intended to give the Niners a better idea of how far along Sherman was in his recovery from not only the right Achilles injury but also from a more recent and minor surgery to clean up bone spurs in his left ankle/heel.

Ultimately, it became clear to Sherman that his best fit would be with his once-hated rival in San Francisco, a fit Sherman attributed to many things, including a desire to stay on the West Coast, the presence of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, Shanahan’s offensive scheme and, of course, the chance to play the Seahawks twice a year.

“Neither side really wanted to walk away without a deal because we felt like there was a great relationship and great understanding and something that both sides would benefit from,” he said on the conference call. “And we came to an agreement. It was awesome.”

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Joe Maddon wants better plate discipline out of Javier Baez

The Cubs have been busy strengthening their rotation and bullpen this offseason, but Joe Maddon understands the lineup is important, too.

Second baseman Javier Baez flashed breakout potential last season, bashing 23 home runs with 75 RBIs, but the 25-year-old also struck out 144 times in just 469 at bats, often swing wildly at pitches out of the zone.

None of these things matter because Chris Archer is under contract for four more seasons, and those four seasons are very, very club friendly. Archer, a 29-year-old starter who has made more starts than any pitcher in baseball over the past four seasons (133) and has a 3.66 ERA/3.37 FIP in those years, is making just $6.25 million in 2018 and $7.5 million in 2019. There are two club options, for $9 million in 2020 and $11 million in 2021.

The Rays are not trading Chris Archer for anything less than what they feel is his full value as a player. They aren’t DFA’ing and then trading him to save a couple million bucks, like they did with Dickerson. They aren’t dealing him like they did Longoria because Archer doesn’t have no-trade power kicking in anytime soon (at all, actually).

Not because of some unseen weather forecast, but because Sandy Alderson and the Mets won the offseason. Crazy, right? Human sacrifices, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria. Since their World Series appearance, the Mets have been allergic to winning like that one kid in your first-grade class who was allergic to peanut butter.

That’s right, the Mets won the offseason. It’s like giving an Oscar to Uwe Boll. It just doesn’t happen.

Despite missing out on big-name free agents — which they have a near 1.000 average in — the Mets did a really good job of filling out their roster with some good, cost-efficient players.

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According to, the extension is for three years at $36 million with $20 million guaranteed.

You can never have enough Cowboys in an NFL TV?booth, so it seems. Fox Sports is targeting?tight end Jason Witten?to become its new “Thursday Night Football” analyst, sources tell Sporting News.

Fox and ESPN spent February?pursuing Peyton Manning to call “TNF” and “Monday Night Football,” respectively,?offering him anunprecedented $10 million a year .?But if Manning doesn’t want to do TV, the 35-year-old Witten could step right off the playing field and into the TV booth for Fox.

Witten’s representatives declined to comment.?Fox also declined to comment.?

The Cowboys signed Witten to a?four-year contract extension in March?2017. His retirement would be a blow to a squad trying to play catch-up in the NFC East, having fallen behind the Super Bowl champion Eagles.

Although he turns 36 in May, Witten continues to play an important role in Dallas’ offense as an all-purpose tight end. He caught 63 passes for 560 yards and five touchdowns last year while also helping to create holes in the running game for Ezekiel Elliott. Witten’s durability also remains a plus with his streak of consecutive games now at 239.

Hayward then confirmed the report.

Hayward earned a Pro Bowl selection?and was a Second-Team All Pro selection in each of the last two seasons.?In 2016, he led the league with seven interceptions, becoming the first player in franchise history to accomplish that feat outright. He added four more interceptions last season.

Explained: Yes, a lot of good will come of asking a member of the Johnsonville Bratwursts how his 54-108 season went last year. Or what went wrong, because, you know, that will yield great results in an interview.

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The New York Giants are letting Brad Wing fly into free agency.

The veteran punter was cut by the Giants on Saturday following an inconsistent 2017 campaign. Wing’s 36.7-yard net average ranked last among NFL punters and his 44.1-yard gross average left him in a tie for 24th last year for the struggling Giants .

New defensive coordinator Paul Guenther needs an explosive?disruptor in the mold of his best Bengals lineman, Geno Atkins. Justin Ellis is a free agent, as well, leaving tackle as a big?need for a unit?being reworked into a base 4-3.

Mayfield is the biggest wild card in the first round once Darnold, Allen and Rosen are off the board. The idea of Miami taking him for coach Adam Gase built some momentum at the Combine. The Dophins likely?have hit their ceiling with Ryan Tannehill. Mayfield offers a more dynamic opportunity.

Sherman said he wants to play for a contender, and the 49ers could be one rather quickly based on the success enjoyed by the team after acquiring Jimmy Garoppolo . Sherman discussed Friday on KIRO-AM in Seattle what he was looking for in a new team.

“I want to go to a contender,” Sherman said. “I play at a high level. I’ve always been a guy that can work well with others and continue to elevate if my teammates elevate and elevate others.

“…Would I go to a young secondary that is like we were when we were younger and help them grow and help them advance? Sure, if the number looks right and the situation is comfortable for me and my family.”

That second scenario sounds a lot like the 49ers .

Since the wild-card games were instituted in 2012, just two teams, the 2014-2015 Pirates and the 2012-2014 A’s, made the playoffs in consecutive years with a bottom-10 opening day payroll. One caveat, of course, is that some teams in that bottom tier raise payroll into the top 20 in July or August once contention is viewed as a possibility.

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Russell Westbrook thought he was picked last by LeBron James

Russell Westbrook isn’t known as the best interviewee in the NBA, but his exchange with reporters Thursday was priceless.

With the NBA All-Star teams being selected by the leading vote-getters from each conference this year, players had no idea who they would be playing with Feb. 18. So when Westbrook found out he had been selected by LeBron James, he was excited, but at the same time, he wasn’t thrilled with where he was picked.

The reigning MVP then gave Anthony a piece of his mind.

“See? I told you man,” he yelled at his new teammate. “Alphabetical order man, of course I was first pick.”

No one knows who the first pick was, but with this reaction, who cares. Just watch it again and again. It’s great.

The Avalanche lost 4-3 at home to Nashville on Sunday.

Gustafsson was credited with opening the scoring 5:08 into the game.

The defenseman whipped a crisp pass from the top of the left circle toward Kane at the right side of the crease. Kane was covered by Colorado’s Patrik Nemeth, but the puck deflected off Nemeth’s left skate and into the net.

MacKinnon’s power-play goal with 3:42 left in the second tied it. After taking a cross-ice feed from Tyson Barrie, MacKinnon fired in a high shot from the left circle, beating Berube on the stick side as the goalie slid across the crease.

The most publicized issue to come out of the Cavaliers’ meeting this week was the team reportedly ganging up on All-Star forward Kevin Love. The most interesting item changed Thursday.

Isaiah Thomas is irritated, but more importantly, the Cavaliers’ new guard is frustrating his teammates, according to Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

“The practice thing rubbed some guys the wrong way because, here’s Isaiah and he won’t let this practice thing go, ‘We don’t practice, we don’t practice,’ and the irony to some of the guys in the locker room was, ‘Wait a minute, you’re talking about how we don’t practice the day after games, but you Isaiah, are not allowed to play on back-to-back days, so how does this work? What were you supposed to do on these days that we’re not practicing if you’re not allowed to do the back to backs?'” Vardon said.

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Ohio State center Billy Price has surgery for pectoral injury

Ohio State center and potential first-round NFL draft pick Billy Price underwent successful surgery on his incomplete pec tear Tuesday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Price is expected to be sidelined four months but should be ready for the start of training camp. Surgery is not expected to alter his draft stock, a source said. A second medical opinion recommended the surgery.

The most coveted of the available Hawks has been center Dewayne Dedmon, who returned from an injury a month ago and has put up good numbers (10.0 points and 7.7 rebounds in 23.3 minutes) this year. Dedmon has a player option in his contract for next season and is expected to exercise it in search of a new deal.

Ideally, the Hawks could fetch a late first-rounder for Dedmon. But first-round picks will be hard to come by on Thursday, and no one’s giving up a first-round pick for a few months of Dedmon, even as he has played better since returning. Still, the Bucks have expressed interest, sources told Sporting News, and though the Sixers are expected to make a push for help on the wing, there’s been some interest from Philadelphia, which will have four second-round picks in this year’s draft. Oklahoma City, too, is looking for wing help, but has interest in Dedmon for frontcourt depth.

Lorenzen made his major league debut in 2015 and had 21 starts along with six relief appearances for the Reds. He went 4-9 with a 5.40 ERA overall, and Cincinnati decided to move him to the bullpen.

His best season was 2016, when he went 2-1 with a 2.88 ERA in 35 games. He was used in late-inning roles last season and was inconsistent: a 2.93 ERA before the All-Star break and 6.32 afterward. He finished 8-4 with a 4.45 ERA in 70 appearances.

Raisel Iglesias returns as the closer. The Reds signed right-handers Jared Hughes and David Hernandez for set-up roles, limiting Lorenzen’s options in the bullpen at the outset.

Lorenzen is competing with three others for the only open spot in the rotation. If he doesn’t get it, he could move back into the bullpen.

Lorenzen pitched two solid innings in his first game this spring but failed to last two innings the next time out. He gave up five runs, five hits and two walks while retiring only five batters. He couldn’t throw strikes with any of his pitches.

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The one free agent every NFL team must sign in 2018

It’s the season of hope in the NFL, when teams add new players through free agency and the draft, giving fans reason to be optimistic.

With that in mind, here’s one free-agent signing every team should make this offseason based on which players would be ideal fits for each franchise. A team’s projected cap space, needs and potential scheme fits were weighed.

Another in a long line of NFL-ready Ohio State cornerbacks, Ward is a different type of player than last year’s star prospect Marshon Lattimore. But Ward has the potential to make a similar impact in the NFL.

Listed at cornerback but able to be graded there or at safety, Fitzpatrick was the star of Alabama’s fierce defense with his outstanding instincts, lateral movement and timing as a tackler and pass defender.

Guice took the reigns from Leonard Fournette at LSU, and while he didn’t rise to the same level as a prospect, he is a first-round pick in his own right. He should wow at the Combine.

A long, powerful cornerback with outstanding physicality, Davis has the makings of a lockdown press Cover 3 defender, potentially taking the mantle from Richard Sherman.

While he lacks some of the high-end interior pass-rush upside generally coveted for a high draft pick at defensive tackle, Hurst is a powerful, gap-containing and disruptive interior presence who can help pillar a defense.

Go all-in, Winnipeg. This is your moment. While we’ve been so impressed by the Jets’ depth this season — who expected rookie forward Kyle Connor to break out like this? — adding a player like Patrick Maroon to the bottom six would be even more fabulous.

The Saints rarely go after the most expensive tier of blockbuster free agents, but expect something similar to last year when they spent big on one high-end guy (guard Larry Warford at $8.5 million per year), then found a handful of other key players in the second and third tiers (A.J. Klein, Ted Ginn Jr., Alex Okafor, Manti Te’o, etc.). — Mike Triplett

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Former NFL cornerback Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman earns FBI badge, source says

Former Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman has graduated from the FBI’s Training Academy in Quantico, Va., and is now an agent, Sporting News has learned.

The 13-year NFL veteran entered the 20-week program last year, as first reported by the Chicago Tribune, and had until his 37th birthday (Feb. 23, 2018) to earn his badge due to a stipulation that a new agent must be appointed before he or she reaches that age.

A spokesman for the bureau told Sporting News that it does not comment on personnel matters, and Tillman’s family couldn’t be reached, but a source close to the situation said on the eve of Tillman’s 37th birthday, “He is currently working for the FBI. (He) has his badge and everything.”

Charles Tillman spent the first 12 years of his NFL career in Chicago, making first-team All Pro in 2012 and helping the Bears reach Super Bowl 41, which they lost 29-17 to Peyton Manning and the Colts. He spent his final NFL season with the Panthers but suffered an ACL tear in the 2015 regular-season finale. That injury ultimately led to him missing out on a chance to face the Manning-led Broncos in Super Bowl 50, which Carolina lost 24-10.

Tillman finished that season with 55 tackles and two interceptions, giving him 911 and 38, respectively, for his career. The 2013 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year amassed 44 forced fumbles over 168 career games, using a technique that became known as the “Peanut Punch.”

The letter was addressed to Saundra Adams — Cherica Adams’ mother and the grandmother of Carruth’s son, Chancellor — who has raised the boy since his mother was killed in 1999.

In an interview with WBTV regarding the letter, Carruth apologized for his role in Adams’ death saying, “I’m apologizing for the loss of her daughter. I’m apologizing for the impairment of my son.

“I feel responsible for everything that happened. And I just want her to know that truly I am sorry for everything.”

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He also expressed regret for his actions and how they affected his son, who was born prematurely with cerebral palsy after his mother was shot four times by men hired by Carruth.

Saundra Adams has said that she and Chancellor will be there when Carruth is