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Deon Butler | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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QB1B.J. Coleman
2Josh Portis
3David Carr
4Rex Grossman
5Vince Young
6Brady Quinn
7Kevin Kolb
8Caleb Hanie
9Curtis Painter
10John Skelton
11Pat White
12John Parker Wilson
13Trent Edwards
14Jerrod Johnson
15Adam Weber
16Pat Devlin
17Nate Enderle
18Nick Stephens
19Tyler Wilson
20Ryan Katz
21Colby Cameron
22Kyle Padron
23James Vandenberg
24Mike Hermann
25Nathan Stanley
26Dalton Williams
27Matt Brown
28Caleb TerBush
29Tim Jenkins
30Dayne Crist
31Brett Smith
32James Franklin
33Jordan Rodgers
34Brendon Kay
35Logan Kilgore
36Chase Rettig
37Tommy Rees
38Brock Jensen
39Kory Faulkner
40Alex Carder
41Keith Price
42Collin Klein
43Terrelle Pryor
44Rusty Smith
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Brandon Jackson
5D.J. Ware
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Beanie Wells
9Andre Brown
10Jalen Parmele
11Peyton Hillis
12BenJarvus Green-Ellis
13Jamie Harper
14Chris Rainey
15Terrance Ganaway
16Alvester Alexander
17Jewel Hampton
18Zach Brown
19Evan Royster
20Ronnie Wingo
21D.J. Harper
22Lance Ball
23Ray Rice
24Isaac Redman
25Mikel Leshoure
26Alex Green
27Michael Bush
28Tim Cornett
29Stephen Houston
30Brandon Saine
31Armond Smith
32Derrick Strozier
33David Fluellen
34Roy Finch
35Tim Flanders
36Jordan Lynch
37Delone Carter
38Javarris James
39Josh Vaughan
40Darren Evans
41Jordan Roberts
42Orwin Smith
43Kapri Bibbs
44Deonte Williams
45Bradley Randle
46Quentin Hines
47De'Leon Eskridge
48Anthony Allen
49Damien Berry
50Richard Murphy
51William Powell
52Cierre Wood
53Stefphon Jefferson
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Will Ta'ufo'ou
11Bradie Ewing
12Maurice Hagens
13Stephen Campbell
14J.C. Copeland
15Chad Young
16Kadeem Jones
17Harvey Unga
18Owen Marecic
19Shaun Chapas
20Dorson Boyce
21Eric Kettani
22Braden Wilson
23Zach Boren
24Lonnie Pryor
25Ben Bartholomew
26Ina Liaina
27Quinn Johnson
28Owen Schmitt
29Brian Leonard
30James Baker
31Eddie Williams
32Alex Debniak
33Ryan Roberson
34Jonathan Amosa
35Rupert Bryan
36Cameron White
37Devonte Campbell
38Michael Zordich
39Jon Hoese
40Ben Guidugli
41Ryan D'Imperio
42Chad Abram
43Karl Williams
44Nate Eachus
45Jourdan Brooks
46Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Lance Moore
5Santonio Holmes
6Titus Young
7Darius Johnson
8Lamont Bryant
9Keenan Davis
10Taulib Ikharo
11Erik Lora
12Ryan Whalen
13Jamar Newsome
14Terrence Toliver
15Greg Childs
16Kevin Hardy
17Tim Benford
18Ben Obomanu
19Devery Henderson
20Richard Goodman
21Naaman Roosevelt
22Matt Willis
23Lavelle Hawkins
24Brett Swain
25Chaz Schilens
26Brian Robiskie
27Tiquan Underwood
28Charly Martin
29Marcus Jackson
30Lance Lewis
31Derek Moye
32Kamar Jorden
33Nicholas Johnson
34Johnathan Haggerty
35Braylon Bell
36Chad Bumphis
37Sederrick Cunningham
38Zach Rogers
39Jordan White
40Chris Summers
41Dan Buckner
42Roy Roundtree
43Robby Toma
44Carlin Isles
45Emmanuel Arceneaux
46Erik Highsmith
47Tyrone Goard
48Sam McGuffie
49Mark Harrison
50Cole McKenzie
51Jamal Miles
52Rashad Evans
53T.J. Moe
54Jasper Collins
55Terrell Sinkfield
56Jheranie Boyd
57Eric Rogers
58Rashaad Carter
59Demetrius Fields
60Scott Pillar
61Chip Reeves
62Mike Davis
63Cody Hoffman
64Kadron Boone
65Quintin Payton
66Wilson Van Hooser
67C.J. Goodwin
68Jon Baldwin
69Jeremy Ebert
70LaQuan Williams
71Diondre Borel
72Bert Reed
73Brandon Carswell
74Joseph Anderson
75Julius Pruitt
76Mardy Gilyard
77Chastin West
WR21James Jones
2Braylon Edwards
3Davone Bess
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9A.J. Jenkins
10Aaron Mellette
11Robert Gill
12Eric Page
13Chris Givens
14Darius Hanks
15Kealoha Pilares
16Brandon Banks
17Drew Davis
18Raymond Radway
19Donald Jones
20Jordan Shipley
21Mohamed Massaquoi
22Earl Bennett
23Josh Cribbs
24Steve Breaston
25Micheal Spurlock
26Donte' Stallworth
27Michael Jenkins
28David Ball
29Devin Aromashodu
30Jarett Dillard
31Dezmon Briscoe
32Trindon Holliday
33David Reed
34Tim Toone
35Isaiah Williams
36David Douglas
37Dale Moss
38Brandon Collins
39Tray Session
40Jeff Fuller
41Duke Calhoun
42Kerry Taylor
43Lanear Sampson
44Alec Lemon
45Lamaar Thomas
46Dominique Croom
47Martel Moore
48Nicholas Edwards
49Charles Hawkins
50Alex Gillett
51Greg Hardin
52Eric Ward
53Eric Thomas
54Lacoltan Bester
55Jerry Rice Jr.
56Jordan Harris
57Jaz Reynolds
58Austin Franklin
59Alex Neutz
60Geraldo Boldewijn
61Kelsey Pope
62Anthony McClung
63Micah Hatfield
64Weston Dressler
65Perez Ashford
66Rodrick Rumble
67Jason Thompson
68Omarius Hines
69Gerrard Sheppard
70Andy Cruse
71Anthony Amos
72R.J. Webb
73Andrew Helmick
74Jerry Johnson
75Brandon Kaufman
76Marvin McNutt
77Joe Adams
78Kevin Elliott
79Jared Green
80Mike Willie
81Michael Calvin
82Taveon Rogers
83Andrew DePaola
84James Shaw
85Devin Goda
86Tori Gurley
87Ronald Johnson
88Roberto Wallace
89Bobby Sewall
90Terrence Austin
91Deon Butler
92Darius Reynaud
93Early Doucet
94Patrick Crayton
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5James Jones
6Davone Bess
7Kris Durham
8A.J. Jenkins
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Zach Miller
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Jamie Childers
11Sean McGrath
12Andrew Szczerba
13Tommy Gallarda
14D.J. Williams
15Steve Watson
16Daniel Graham
17Billy Bajema
18Dan Gronkowski
19Martin Rucker
20Cameron Morrah
21Tom Crabtree
22Brody Eldridge
23Nate Byham
24Dedrick Epps
25Zach Potter
26Colin Cloherty
27Jeron Mastrud
28Steve Maneri
29Dominique Curry
30Joel Dreessen
31Ben Hartsock
32Visanthe Shiancoe
33Jacob Pedersen
34D.J. Tialavea
35Justin Jones
36Asa Watson
37Evan Wilson
38Matt Furstenburg
39Ben Cotton
40David Rolf
41Weslye Saunders
42Mike McNeill
43Hayden Smith
44Nelson Rosario
45Jake Byrne
46Joe Sawyer
47Tim Biere
48Andre Hardy
49Martell Webb
50Cameron Graham
51Michael Higgins
52Alex Silvestro
53Evan Landi
54Taylor Cook
55Colin Anderson
56Travis Tannahill
57Jason Schepler
58Chase Clement
59A.C. Leonard
60Morrell Presley
61Brian Wozniak
62David Wright
63Nick Kasa
64Isaiah Stanback
65Jamie McCoy
66Nathan Overbay
67Travis Beckum
68Richard Quinn
69Jake O'Connell
70Evan Moore
K1Maikon Bonani
2Nate Freese
3Billy Cundiff
4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Matt Szymanski
7Danny Hrapmann
8Brandon Bogotay
9Havard Rugland
10Austin Signor
11Morgan Lineberry
12Quinn Sharp
13Brett Baer
14Sergio Castillo
15Mitch Ewald
16Kevin Goessling
17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Adam Yates
20Zach Ramirez
21Zach Hocker