Patriots Location CB Malcolm Butler, CB JoeJuan Williams On IR, Release Punter Julien

New England Patriots News Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots revealed that they have actually put CB Malcolm Butler and CB Joejuan Williams on hurt reserve. In addition, the Patriots launched novice complimentary representative P Jake Julien.

Butler, 32, re-signed with New England on March 24, 2022. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder initially got in the NFL as a novice complimentary representative with New England out of West Alabama and invested his very first 4 NFL seasons (2014-17) with the Patriots. He signed with Tennessee as an unlimited complimentary representative on March 14, 2018 and had fun with the Titans for 3 seasons (2018-20). Butler signed with Arizona in 2021 however retired on Aug. 31, 2021. In general, Butler has actually played in 100 video games with 84 starts and has actually signed up 405 overall deals with, 3 sacks, 17 interceptions with 2 returned for goals, 82 passes defensed, 5 required fumbles and 2 fumble healings. In addition, he has actually played in 12 postseason video games with 8 starts and has actually included 42 overall deals with, 2 interceptions and 10 passes defensed.

Williams, 24, is a veteran of 3 NFL seasons after initially signing up with New England as a second-round draft choice in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Vanderbilt. The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder, has actually played in 36 video games with one start and has actually signed up 38 overall deals with and 7 unique groups deals with. He has actually likewise played in 2 postseason video games with one start, including 5 overall deals with and one unique groups take on.

Julien, 23, was initially signed by New England as a novice complimentary representative out of Eastern Michigan on May 9, 2022. The 6-foot-1, 225-pounder invested 5 years at Eastern Michigan and completed with 221 punts for 9,726 backyards for a 44.0-yard average.