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Deon Butler | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 182
College: Penn State
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Chargers signed WRs Deon Butler and Dan DePalma, and DB Cornelius Brown.
They're offseason depth. The 91st pick in the 2009 draft, Butler has the most notable name as a former Penn State Nittany Lion who ran 4.32 at the Combine. He only has 57 receptions for 611 yards (10.7 YPR) and four scores across three NFL seasons and was not tendered as a restricted free agent by Seattle. Mon, Apr 8, 2013 05:57:00 PM

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Seahawks re-signed WR Deon Butler and waived CB Ron Parker.

Parker made two special teams tackles in two appearances this season. Butler, 26, is a former third-round pick out of Penn State. He's depth at receiver.
Fri, Dec 28, 2012 02:30:00 PM

Seahawks re-signed WR Deon Butler.

Butler takes the place of Charly Martin, who was sent to injured reserve with a calf injury. Butler was at the team's facility for a workout on Friday. He was among Seattle's final cuts heading into the season. Butler had previously worked out for the Saints and Lions this year.
Sat, Dec 15, 2012 04:32:00 PM

The Lions worked out free agent wide receivers Deon Butler, Brian Robiskie and Legedu Naanee on Tuesday.

The Lions are in the market for wideout depth with Nate Burleson (leg) done for the year. Naanee is the best blocker in the group while Butler's speed gives him the most upside as a receiver. Butler has been on the street since the Seahawks cut him just before Week 1 this season.
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 09:04:00 AM

The Saints are working out free agent WR Deon Butler.

It's Butler's first workout since he was cut loose by the Seahawks. A 2009 third-round pick, injury limited Butler to five games and six catches last season. He'd be a pure depth signing for the Saints. In addition to Butler, the Saints worked out Jason Hill, Preston Parker, Brian Robiskie and Rashied Davis.
Mon, Oct 1, 2012 12:13:00 PM

Seahawks waived DB Phillip Adams, DE Pierre Allen, LB Allen Bradford, WR Deon Butler, WR Kris Durham, G Paul Fanaika, G Rishaw Johnson, WR Jermaine Kearse, LB Kyle Knox, WR Ricardo Lockette, TE Sean McGrath, DE Cordarro Law, C Kris O'Dowd, QB Josh Portis, DB DeShawn Shead, LB Korey Toomer, and WR Lavasier Tuinei.

Butler was a third-round pick in 2009, but hasn't been the same since suffering a compound leg fracture in 2010. Bradford was unable to make the transition from tailback. Portis was a favorite of coach Pete Carroll, but the team will go with only two quarterbacks.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 10:19:00 PM

Seahawks WR Deon Butler "looks like he's back to his old self" after a 2010 compound leg fracture limited his impact throughout the 2011 season.

The 2009 third-rounder entered the league as a situational deep threat, but he's been running as the first-team slot receiver with Doug Baldwin (hamstring) sidelined. With Sidney Rice, Golden Tate, Braylon Edwards and Ben Obomanu likely locked in at receiver, Butler isn't yet assured of a roster spot.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 04:03:00 PM

Deon Butler caught one pass for eight yards in Seattle's Week 14 win over the Rams.

Active for just the second time since coming off the PUP list on November 8, the grab was Butler's first catch of the season. Under contract for only $565,000 in 2012, the former third-round pick should get a chance to earn a roster spot in camp.
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 01:18:00 AM

Seahawks activated WR Deon Butler (compound leg fracture) from reserve/PUP.

Butler has been practicing for three weeks, and Tuesday is the deadline to activate players from the PUP list. Now 11 months removed from his gruesome leg injury, Butler will be no higher than fifth or six on the depth chart the rest of the way.
Tue, Nov 8, 2011 02:23:00 PM

Seahawks placed WR Deon Butler (compound leg fracture) on the reserve/PUP list.

Butler may have been left off the Seahawks' final roster had he not landed on the PUP list. He'll be first eligible to return in Week 8 against the Bengals. He hauled in 36 catches for 385 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games a year ago.
Sun, Sep 4, 2011 10:56:00 AM

Seahawks WR Deon Butler (compound leg fracture), DT Colin Cole (ankle), TE Cameron Morrah (toe), and CB Roy Lewis (knee) are not expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

NFL.com listed on its preseason opener gamebook that Butler played, but he remains on the active/PUP list. At this point, it would be a surprise if he makes the final roster. Morrah was an offseason deep sleeper at tight end, but he's battling a toe injury and now third on the depth chart.
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 05:17:00 PM

Seahawks WR Deon Butler was active for and participated in last Thursday night's preseason opener.

With Sidney Rice (shoulder) and Big Mike Williams (toe) held out as precautions, Butler came off the bench behind Golden Tate and Isaiah Stanback. It's an ominous sign for a player coming off a compound leg fracture who's in danger of missing the final cut. We wouldn't bet on Butler making the Seahawks.
Sat, Aug 13, 2011 06:42:00 PM

Seahawks WR Deon Butler (compound leg fracture) was "moving well" while running routes at Pacific Lutheran University football camp this week.

Butler is not yet fully healthy, however. The 2009 third-rounder was unable to run full speed a month ago, and he readily admits he couldn't beat 37-year-old safety Lawyer Milloy in a race right now. There's a chance Butler will start training camp on the PUP list.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 02:42:00 PM

Seahawks WR Deon Butler is unable to run at full speed as he continues to recover from a compound tibia, fibula fracture.

Butler was "able to jog a bit" at Seahawks player-organized workouts on Friday, but he's still in rehab mode from the December injury. He's not participating in any drills. Butler's roster spot should be safe if the Seahawks don't sign a big-ticket free agent wideout. If they land someone like James Jones, Butler will have to fight hard to stick around.
Fri, Jun 3, 2011 08:50:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll indicated that WR Deon Butler is "way ahead of schedule" in his recovery from the December double fracture in his right leg.

Butler's injury, similar to the one suffered by Leon Washington in his last year with the Jets, is still considered career-threatening. He's not a lock to be on the Seahawks' Week 1 roster in September.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 02:55:00 PM

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31Pat White
32Dennis Dixon
33Trent Edwards
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52Tim Jenkins
53Dayne Crist
54Tajh Boyd
55Stephen Morris
56Collin Klein
57Alex Carder
58Rusty Smith
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60Kory Faulkner
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8Jalen Parmele
9BenJarvus Green-Ellis
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11Chris Rainey
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18Jewel Hampton
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25Evan Royster
26Alex Green
27Dion Lewis
28Mikel Leshoure
29Lance Ball
30Isaac Redman
31Ray Rice
32Javarris James
33Josh Vaughan
34Darren Evans
35Delone Carter
36Anthony Allen
37Damien Berry
38Richard Murphy
39William Powell
40Phillip Tanner
41Derrick Strozier
42Demitrius Bronson
43David Fluellen
44Roy Finch
45Tim Flanders
46Jordan Lynch
47George Atkinson III
48Zach Bauman
49Terrance Cobb
50Dominique Williams
51Cierre Wood
52Stefphon Jefferson
53Michael Hill
54Ronnie Wingo
55Kendall Gaskins
56Deonte Williams
57Bradley Randle
58Quentin Hines
59De'Leon Eskridge
60Jordan Roberts
61Orwin Smith
62Armond Smith
63Tauren Poole
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3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
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3Beanie Wells
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8Brit Miller
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10Harvey Unga
11Owen Marecic
12Shaun Chapas
13Dorson Boyce
14Eric Kettani
15Owen Schmitt
16Greg Jones
17Evan Rodriguez
18Collin Mooney
19Braden Wilson
20Zach Boren
21Zach Line
22Lonnie Pryor
23Jordan Campbell
24Ben Bartholomew
25Ina Liaina
26Stephen Campbell
27J.C. Copeland
28Chad Young
29Kadeem Jones
30Toben Opurum
31Maurice Hagens
32Roosevelt Nix
33James Baker
34Ryan D'Imperio
35Karl Williams
36Cameron White
37Chad Abram
38Nikita Whitlock
39Alex Debniak
40Ryan Roberson
41Jonathan Amosa
42Rupert Bryan
43Devonte Campbell
44Michael Zordich
45Jourdan Brooks
46Emil Igwenagu
47Nate Eachus
48Jon Hoese
49Ben Guidugli
50Eddie Williams
51Brock Bolen
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2Kevin Ogletree
3Nate Burleson
4Jabar Gaffney
5Titus Young
6Michael Preston
7Darius Johnson
8Kevin Dorsey
9Keenan Davis
10Kevin Hardy
11Tim Benford
12Josh Bellamy
13Deonte Thompson
14Lamont Bryant
15Kain Colter
16Jalen Saunders
17Erik Lora
18Taulib Ikharo
19Terrence Toliver
20Greg Childs
21Ryan Whalen
22Jamar Newsome
23Richard Goodman
24Ben Obomanu
25Damian Williams
26Devery Henderson
27Matt Willis
28Lavelle Hawkins
29Brett Swain
30Chaz Schilens
31Brian Robiskie
32Tiquan Underwood
33Charly Martin
34Johnathan Haggerty
35Naaman Roosevelt
36Emmanuel Arceneaux
37Jordan White
38Chris Summers
39Robby Toma
40Carlin Isles
41Javontee Herndon
42Donte Foster
43Chandler Jones
44Marcus Lucas
45Travis Labhart
46Seth Roberts
47Jonathan Krause
48Colin Lockett
49Jeremy Kelley
50Sederrick Cunningham
51Zach Rogers
52Josh Lenz
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54Derek Moye
55Kamar Jorden
56Nicholas Johnson
57Will Murphy
58Skye Dawson
59Chad Bumphis
60Dan Buckner
61Roy Roundtree
62Kerry Taylor
63Erik Highsmith
64Tyrone Goard
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67Sam McGuffie
68Terrell Sinkfield
69Jheranie Boyd
70Eric Rogers
71Rashaad Carter
72Chip Reeves
73Bert Reed
74Brandon Carswell
75Mark Harrison
76Cole McKenzie
77Jamal Miles
78Rashad Evans
79Joseph Anderson
80Kevin Smith
81Quintin Payton
82Wilson Van Hooser
83C.J. Goodwin
84Mike Davis
85Cody Hoffman
86Kadron Boone
87Torrence Allen
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89Andrew Peacock
90Demetrius Fields
91Scott Pillar
92Jeremy Ebert
93LaQuan Williams
94Diondre Borel
95Jon Baldwin
96Chastin West
97Julius Pruitt
98Mardy Gilyard
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4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
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8Kealoha Pilares
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54Dale Moss
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58Dezmon Briscoe
59Tim Toone
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61Jeff Fuller
62Isaiah Williams
63Tori Gurley
64Ronald Johnson
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79James Shaw
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92Andrew Helmick
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95Anthony McClung
96Jordan Harris
97Micah Hatfield
98Chris Boyd
99Weston Dressler
100Tony Washington
101Jaz Reynolds
102Austin Franklin
103Kelsey Pope
104Alex Neutz
105Geraldo Boldewijn
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3Laurent Robinson
4Davone Bess
5Kevin Ogletree
TE1Adam Nissley
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7Kevin Boss
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49Richard Gordon
50Tom Crabtree
51Brody Eldridge
52Nate Byham
53Dedrick Epps
54Zach Potter
55Colin Cloherty
56Kellen Davis
57Martin Rucker
58Cameron Morrah
59Travis Beckum
60Richard Quinn
61Jake O'Connell
62Isaiah Stanback
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81Jason Schepler
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