The Arizona Cardinals have removed Malcolm Butler from the reserve/retired list. His removal from this list allows him to return to the NFL. It has been reported that he is, indeed, considering returning to the league after retiring in August of 2021 due to personal reasons.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the news via Twitter on Thursday.
The #AZCardinals have released CB Malcolm Butler from the reserve/retired list, per the wire. Will be interesting, especially if he wants to return. Had heard he’s considering it.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 17, 2022
Butler is best known for the interception on the one-yard line that sealed a Super Bowl XLIX victory for the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks. He was also a member of the Patriots when they won Super Bowl LI, but was famously benched in Super Bowl LII by Belichick. They would go on to lose that game, which had the most combined offensive yards in Super Bowl history.
He then played for the Titans from 2018 until 2020, joining the Cardinals in March of 2021. Butler would go on to retire a few months later. The Cardinals had Butler on a one-year deal before he decided to enter retirement.
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