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Patriots CB Malcolm Butler expected to join team for practice this week

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The Patriots cornerback isn't holding out!

The New England Patriots have two closed practices scheduled this week for Wednesday (June 1st) and Thursday (June 2nd), but we already have some positive news creeping out.

Per the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe, cornerback Malcolm Butler is going to join the team after skipping last week's practice session.

Butler famously arrived late to last season's OTAs and head coach Bill Belichick sat him out during camp. Butler went on to have a Pro Bowl season, but the cornerback wants to avoid similar headlines this year.

Also, it seems as if Butler doesn't want to have his absence linked to his cheap contract. It's important to note that his absence last week not being connected his contract does not invalidate ESPN's Mike Reiss' report that Butler wants his contract redone before the start of the season. They are not mutually exclusive.

Hopefully Butler can have a productive offseason and hopefully he can get a new contract before September.

The next practices open to the media will take place June 7th through 9th.