REPORT: Patriots Are Considering Trading Malcolm Butler To Saints For Brandin Cooks
It’s very clear that the New England Patriots want WR Brandin Cooks, and they appear willing to do anything to get him.
ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported on Thursday that the Patriots are trying to work out a trade that would send Malcolm Butler to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for Cooks.
The New England Patriots are considering trading Malcolm Butler to the New Orleans Saints for Brandin Cooks per sources
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 9, 2017
Cooks has put up consecutive 1,000 yard receiving seasons in 2015 and 2016, and the Patriots would love to have that on their team as Tom Brady gets set to try for yet another Super Bowl.
The Saints ranked 32nd in the league last year in passing yards allowed per game. They sure could use a player like Butler, but that’s clearly just a start as they need a lot more to help that struggling defense.