Texans reportedly interested in trading for Butler

Texans reportedly interested in trading for Butler

The Saints aren't the only ones interested in landing Malcolm Butler, it seems. 

According to Yahoo's Eric Edholm, the Texans would be OK with sending a second-round pick to the Patriots in return for the 27-year-old corner. Of course, as we explained in this post breaking down the Butler-to-the-Saints scenarios, Butler would need to sign his first-round tender with the Patriots before he could be traded. 

Would a second-round pick be enough for the Patriots to make a deal? Not if the Saints are willing to part ways with the No. 32 overall pick they received from New England in the Brandin Cooks deal. 


But the most significant piece of this latest report isn't that the Texans -- who lost corner AJ Bouye to the Jaguars via free agency -- are willing to part with a second-rounder for Butler. It's that Houston's interested at all.

With a second team in the mix, there remains the potential for a bit of a bidding war for Butler that would drive up the return for the Patriots in a trade. 

If the Texans are only offering a second-rounder, though, the war may not last all that long.

Duron Harmon issues apology after his arrest

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Duron Harmon issues apology after his arrest

According to The Costa Rica Star, airport police at Juan Santamaria International Airport found two ounces of marijuana inside an iced-tea can alongside several different types of THC based paraphernalia within Duron Harmon's suitcase.

Tonight he issued an apology to the Kraft family, Patriots, and his own family.

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Harmon traveled into the country from Fort Lauderdale and was sent back after being briefly detained.

The Patriots organization acknowledged the arrest, β€œWe are aware of the situation involving Duron Harmon Friday night in Costa Rica,” a Patriots spokesman said in a statement to multiple media outlets. β€œHe has since returned to the U.S., and we are seeking to gain more information. At this time, we have no further update.”


Shaq carries Gronk at Miami dance-off

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Shaq carries Gronk at Miami dance-off

Remember when Brandin Cooks rode Rob Gronkowski around like a horse to celebrate a Patriots touchdown back in November?

Well, Gronk doing Gronk things in Miami managed to find about the only person he could ride. 

Shaquille O'Neal, at 7-foot-1, gave 6-7 Gronk a ride on his shoulders as they celebrated the debut of "Shaq's Fun House" as part of the three-day Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

So, who won the dance-off?

Shaq vs @gronk dance battle you tell me who won

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