Patriots reportedly extend offer sheet to Bills RB Mike Gillislee

Tammy Harvey
April 19, 2017

Instead, according to ESPN, the Tom Brady loyalist will make somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.6 million. There are rumors the New Orleans Saints will make an offer sheet to Butler, but if they do and New England doesn't match, then the Saints will have to give up a first-round draft pick. The offer is for 2 years and $6.4 million, with $4 million in the first year.

NESN.com's Doug Kyed later confirmed Rapoport's report. If they don't, they'll receive New England's fifth-round pick, which is 163rd overall (acquired in a trade with Denver). If he decides to do so, the Bills will have five days to match.

The 26-year-old former Florida star finished No. 1 among all NFL backs in Football Outsiders' DVOA metric last season.

Here we go: #Patriots extended an RFA offer sheet to #Bills RB Mike Gillislee. Buffalo signed Tolbert and fullback Patrick DiMarco in free agency last month. Adding Gillislee, the sixth tailback on the team's preseason roster, would likely spell the end of LeGarrette Blount's tenure in New England as well.


New England is preparing to poach another restricted free agent from its AFC East rival in Buffalo.

In 2016, he never carried the ball more than 15 times for 40 yards and a touchdown.

Hogan had 17 receptions for 332 yards in the playoffs and caught two touchdown passes in the Patriots' 36-17 AFC Championship Game victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. This is the second straight season the Patriots sent an offer sheet to a Bills restricted free agent.

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