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Victor Butler | Linebacker | #57

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 245
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (110) / DAL
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Giants released LB Victor Butler.
His release will make room for S Stevie Brown. Butler is suspended the first four games of the season. Mon, Aug 31, 2015 12:07:00 PM

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NFL suspended Giants LB Victor Butler four games for violating the league's policy against performance enhancing drugs.

A promising early-career sub-rusher in Dallas, Butler has been trying to get his career on track since tearing his ACL in June of 2013. His (likely last) chance was with the Giants, who signed Butler to a reserve/future contract this past January. The team may now not think Butler is worth the trouble.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 03:11:00 PM

Giants signed OLB Victor Butler to a reserve/future contract.

Butler, 27, recorded 11 sacks across four seasons as a sub-package rusher in Dallas 2009-2012, but has been injured and ineffective ever since. Ideally, Butler would make the Giants and contribute as a nickel and dime edge presence.
Mon, Jan 5, 2015 05:56:00 PM

Colts re-signed OLB Victor Butler.

They waived DL Kelcy Quarles to make room. Butler is a once-promising pass rusher who missed all of 2013 with a torn ACL, and has been cut by several teams since. 27 years old, he'll try to earn snaps in Indy's sub-package defense.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 05:33:00 PM

Colts signed OLB Victor Butler.

Butler quickly finds a home after getting released by the Cardinals last week. He takes Chris Carter's spot as depth.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 09:49:00 AM

Colts worked out free agent LB Victor Butler.

Released by the Cardinals last week, Butler has yet to appear in a game this season. He would be a pass-rushing flier for the Colts.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 08:02:00 PM

Cardinals released LB Victor Butler.

Butler had yet to be active for the Cardinals. It bodes poorly for Butler's future that a team as edge-rusher needy as Arizona has cut him loose after just two weeks in the desert.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 03:39:00 PM

Cardinals signed OLB Victor Butler.

Butler is a pass-rushing flier for a team with few edge threats. Butler was viewed as an up-and-coming player when he signed a two-year, $3 million deal with the Saints in March 2013, but missed all of last season with a torn ACL, and couldn't even make it to final cuts this summer. He's not guaranteed to stick around in the desert.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 05:27:00 PM

Saints released OLB Victor Butler.

Butler was an under-the-radar signing by the Saints prior to last season, but ended up tearing his ACL in last year's minicamp and missed the entire 2013 campaign. The 27-year-old didn't play a single snap this preseason and may not be healthy. The Saints reportedly had "high hopes" for Butler during the spring. Before the injury, he was a pass rusher on the rise. Butler had 11 career sacks across 803 defensive snaps for the Cowboys from 2009-2012.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 10:16:00 PM

Saints OLB Victor Butler (knee) has been a full participant in OTAs.

Butler is nearly a year removed from tearing his ACL in last season's minicamp. Still only 27 (in July), Butler was viewed as an ascendant pass rusher when the Saints snagged him with a two-year deal last offseason. He could start opposite Junior Galette in Rob Ryan's defense if he's back to full health.
Thu, May 29, 2014 01:44:00 PM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett reports the team had "high hopes" for OLB Victor Butler before he tore his ACL last June.

Butler inked a two-year deal last March but missed the season. His return should give New Orleans' pass rush a jolt. Butler managed 11 sacks across four seasons in Dallas on very limited snaps behind DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer. Butler's addition should allow DC Rob Ryan to play more odd fronts.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, May 6, 2014 09:16:00 AM

Saints OLB Victor Butler could have voided the 2014 season on his contract by playing 57.5 percent of New Orleans' 2013 defensive downs.

Instead, Butler remains the Saints' property for $1.4 million after missing the entire season with a torn ACL. Still just 26 years old, Butler's healthy return could give DC Rob Ryan's defense a 2014 spark. He was a very efficient pass rusher in Dallas, despite playing limited snaps behind DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer. The Saints need an explosive bookend for Junior Galette.
Tue, Feb 11, 2014 01:41:00 PM

Saints OLB Victor Butler (knee) hopes to be full go for OTAs.

"I don't want any limitations as far as going out there in OTAs and bonding with my teammates and earning their respect and their trust," Butler said Wednesday. The Saints' pass rush fared far better than expected this season, and has a decent amount of talent returning for 2014. Butler's recovery doesn't have to be rushed. Signed for just $1.4 million, Butler should be given every opportunity to earn a role on defense. He'll be a candidate to start opposite Junior Galette.
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 06:51:00 PM

Saints placed OLB Victor Butler on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

Butler had been on reserve/PUP after tearing his ACL in June. His three-week window to be activated closed on Wednesday. Butler was never expected to contribute this season. He signed a two-year, $3 million deal last March.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 03:50:00 PM

Saints OLB Victor Butler (knee, PUP) has resumed practicing.

The Saints now have a three-week window to activate Butler. He's just four months removed from tearing up his knee, and is not expected to contribute this season despite today's news. Butler is signed through 2014. Provided he's healthy, he should earn a roster spot next summer. Butler was viewed as an ascendant player before going down.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 04:21:00 PM

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