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  1. jmt57

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    Butler serving time in backup role by Mark Farinella of the Attleboro Sun Chronicle

    Amazing that a day one draft pick has become a forgotten man on this roster, especially when plays a position that was probably the worst on the Pats team last year.

    Sounds like he does have the "what to say in an interview" portion of his training down already.
     
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    I'm excited about Butler. I think he can be a starting CB in a year or two, do some kickoff/punt return work, and even catch some passes as a receiver. He's gonna be an excellent asset to our defensive backfield for years to come. With Wilhite/Wheatley, Butler, Merriweather & Chung, I'm really excited for the future.
     
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    it's good that he's out there for tc. he's getting a ton of reps with the double sessions (along with Wheatley). i look forward to seeing him in the preseason (no doubt against second and third stringers, but nevertheless).
     
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    He was amazing to watch down at Uconn. This was a great pick-up, he has the ability to play multiple positions and to play them very well. I feel he'll be a starting CB by the second half of the year or next year at the latest. For the 1st half of the year he'll be a force on special teams.

    He also has the ability to be returning kicks too if needed or even stepping up into the O as a WR.

    Very talented and smart player.
     
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    Hopefully he's playing mostly ST and spot duty this year, because that will mean the four guys ahead of him are healthy and doing their jobs.
     
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    Butler will be fine. Smart kid...gifted athlete...born to be corner.

    I remember we were all questioning Meriweather. He looked very lost that first year.

    Butler and Chung will be great players for us in short order.
     
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