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Victor Butler | Linebacker

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 245
College: Oregon State
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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. Nov 24 - 5:33 PM

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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.
Oct 6 - 9:49 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.
Oct 3 - 8:02 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.
Sep 30 - 3:39 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.
Sep 16 - 5:27 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.
Aug 25 - 10:16 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.
May 29 - 1:44 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
May 6 - 9:16 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.
Feb 11 - 1:41 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.
Jan 15 - 6:51 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

Saints placed OLB Victor Butler (ACL surgery) on the reserve/PUP list.

Butler is technically eligible to return in Week 7, but is fully expected to miss the whole season after going down in June. Perhaps the Saints' dire pass-rushing situation has them taking an optimistic view with Butler's recovery, but it's a hail mary that's not going to connect. Signed through 2014, Butler should be 100 percent for next summer's camp. He was an ascendant player before going down.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 05:59:00 PM

Saints placed OLB Victor Butler (ACL surgery) on the active/PUP list.

Whereas many active/PUPers come off the list to practice in camp, that won't be happening with Butler. He'll be transferred to the reserve/PUP list at final cuts. Butler tore the ACL at June minicamps. Reserve/PUP costs players a minimum of six games, but Butler is an extreme long shot to play in 2013.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 07:22:00 PM

Saints OLB Victor Butler will undergo ACL reconstructive surgery on Tuesday.

Butler tore his ACL in Wednesday's minicamp practice on a collision with Mark Ingram. He'll almost certainly be placed on season-ending injured reserve. Martez Wilson is in the driver's seat for the starting SAM linebacker spot opposite Junior Galette. Butler's injury may force the Saints to keep Will Smith.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 06:12:00 PM

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