This hasn’t been easy for Malcolm Butler. None of it. He’s never been given anything. Hell, at times he’s pissed his future away. But with a tenacity that reminds you of a certain 199th pick in the 2000 draft, Butler has fought his way back, into college, into the pros and, in 2015 and 2016, into the upper echelon of NFL cornerbacks. He’s a two-time Super Bowl champ, making arguably the most memorable play in the history of that game. He should be drinking in the adulation, savoring an incredible start to his career and a very lucrative future. Instead, he’s in both professional and Patriots purgatory. Free agency beckons but there’s a season to play, and as this is the only professional team
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Patriots since 1997 Joined ESPN in 2009 Follow on Twitter FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick might not be planning to read Tom Brady’s new book, but many others already are. Just four days after the release of “The TB12 Method: How To Achieve A Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance,” Brady is already No. 2 on Amazon’s best-selling new and future release rankings list. That was fast. Brady has spoken passionately about his work, saying Monday on sports radio WEEI's "Kirk And Callahan" program: "It's great information, it really is. I wish I had the information when I was 15 years old. This has been something that has been so important in my life that
The Seattle Seahawks offensive line continues to be a work-in-progress. Having scored just 21 points through the first two games of the season and not getting their first touchdown until the fourth quarter of last week’s win over the San Francisco 49ers, the Seahawks have hinted a possible lineup change this week along their offensive line. Offensive line coach Tom Cable indicated that the right guard spot held by Mark Glowinski (pictured) the first two games of the season could be subject to change for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.