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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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10Tyler Thigpen
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28Dayne Crist
29Brett Smith
30Tommy Rees
31Brock Jensen
32Jordan Rodgers
33Alex Carder
34Keith Price
35Kory Faulkner
36Collin Klein
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3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jamie Harper
9Chris Rainey
10Terrance Ganaway
11Alvester Alexander
12Zach Brown
13Brandon Saine
14Tim Cornett
15Isaac Redman
16Lance Ball
17D.J. Harper
18Jordan Roberts
19Orwin Smith
20Javarris James
21Darren Evans
22Delone Carter
23Anthony Allen
24Damien Berry
25Richard Murphy
26Phillip Tanner
27Tim Flanders
28Armond Smith
29Stefphon Jefferson
30Deonte Williams
31Bradley Randle
32Quentin Hines
33De'Leon Eskridge
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2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
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2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Braden Wilson
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Owen Schmitt
12Quinn Johnson
13Roosevelt Nix
14James Baker
15Ben Bartholomew
16Alex Debniak
17Ryan Roberson
18Jonathan Amosa
19Rupert Bryan
20Ryan D'Imperio
21Eddie Williams
22Jon Hoese
23Ben Guidugli
24Nate Eachus
25Jourdan Brooks
26Devonte Campbell
27Brock Bolen
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2Jabar Gaffney
3Titus Young
4Darius Johnson
5Greg Childs
6Lamont Bryant
7Keenan Davis
8Taulib Ikharo
9Terrence Toliver
10Kevin Hardy
11Ben Obomanu
12Richard Goodman
13Devery Henderson
14Marcus Jackson
15Nicholas Johnson
16Johnathan Haggerty
17Matt Willis
18Lavelle Hawkins
19Brett Swain
20Chaz Schilens
21Charly Martin
22Roy Roundtree
23Jeremy Kelley
24Sederrick Cunningham
25Zach Rogers
26Jordan White
27Robby Toma
28Carlin Isles
29Chandler Jones
30Emmanuel Arceneaux
31Quintin Payton
32Sam McGuffie
33Tyrone Goard
34Cole McKenzie
35Jamal Miles
36Rashad Evans
37Erik Highsmith
38Demetrius Fields
39Scott Pillar
40Chip Reeves
41Terrell Sinkfield
42Jheranie Boyd
43Eric Rogers
44Rashaad Carter
45Julius Pruitt
46Mardy Gilyard
47Jon Baldwin
48Diondre Borel
49Bert Reed
50Brandon Carswell
51Joseph Anderson
52Chastin West
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2Kerry Meier
3Davone Bess
4Earl Bennett
5Mohamed Massaquoi
6Steve Breaston
7Donte' Stallworth
8Jordan Shipley
9Donald Jones
10Brandon Banks
11Raymond Radway
12Chris Givens
13Aaron Mellette
14Robert Gill
15Darius Hanks
16David Douglas
17Martel Moore
18Dominique Croom
19Brandon Collins
20Tray Session
21Jeff Fuller
22Tim Toone
23Nicholas Edwards
24Duke Calhoun
25Michael Jenkins
26David Ball
27Devin Aromashodu
28Jarett Dillard
29Terrence Austin
30Deon Butler
31Early Doucet
32Patrick Crayton
33Perez Ashford
34Roberto Wallace
35Bobby Sewall
36Ronald Johnson
37Andrew DePaola
38James Shaw
39Kevin Elliott
40Jared Green
41Michael Calvin
42Taveon Rogers
43Jason Thompson
44Omarius Hines
45Anthony Amos
46R.J. Webb
47Andrew Helmick
48Alex Neutz
49Kelsey Pope
50Jordan Harris
51Rodrick Rumble
52Devin Goda
53Brandon Kaufman
54Jerry Johnson
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Kevin Boss
6Aaron Hernandez
7Adam Nissley
8Danny Noble
9Jamie Childers
10Sean McGrath
11Andrew Szczerba
12D.J. Williams
13Tommy Gallarda
14Daniel Graham
15Billy Bajema
16Steve Watson
17Matt Furstenburg
18Ben Cotton
19David Rolf
20Hayden Smith
21Konrad Reuland
22Dan Gronkowski
23Martin Rucker
24Joel Dreessen
25Colin Cloherty
26Dominique Curry
27Tom Crabtree
28Brody Eldridge
29Nate Byham
30Dedrick Epps
31Nelson Rosario
32Joe Sawyer
33Ben Hartsock
34Visanthe Shiancoe
35Tim Biere
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37Cameron Graham
38Isaiah Stanback
39Richard Quinn
40Jake O'Connell
41Evan Moore
42Alex Silvestro
43Evan Landi
44Taylor Cook
45Travis Tannahill
46Chase Clement
47A.C. Leonard
48Joe Don Duncan
49Chase Dixon
50David Wright
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