Victor Butler LB NYG 2 months ago

Butler will be suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

This won't help Butler's odds of making the final roster, following a two-season stretch in which he only played in two games. Even if he does manage to stick, Butler is unlikely to have a starting role.

Victor Butler LB NYG 8 months ago

Butler signed with the Colts on Monday.

Butler was released by the Cardinals last week, but will now get a chance in Indianapolis. In 63 career games - all with the Cowboys - Butler has recorded 89 tackles (69 solo) and 11 sacks. To make room on their roster, the Colts waived linebacker Chris Carter on Monday.

Victor Butler LB NYG 8 months ago

Butler was released by the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Butler missed all of last season while recovering from an ACL tear and failed to make the Saints' roster during training camp. He'll now hit the open market and seek to land with a team in search of veteran help at linebacker.

Victor Butler LB NYG 8 months ago

Butler signed with the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Butler was cut by the Saints in training camp after he was slow to recover from an ACL tear that sidelined him all of last season. He'll provide the Cardinals with some depth at outside linebacker.

Victor Butler LB NYG 9 months ago

Butler (undisclosed) will be released by the Saints, Kristian Garic of 105.3 FM reports.

Butler has been injured for a large chunk of training camp, and with the linebacker carrying a $1.5 million cap hit, the Saints determined that he was expendable. Even if he had returned to full health, Butler had little chance of beating out either Junior Galette or Keyunta Dawson for either of the starting jobs at outside linebacker.

Victor Butler LB NYG 9 months ago

After a fast start to training camp, Butler (undisclosed) has been sidelined for nearly two weeks, including missing Wednesday's final practice in West Virginia, with an undisclosed injury, reports ESPN.com.

In the Saints' unofficial depth chart released last week in advance of the team's first preseason game, Butler was listed behind both Junior Galette and Keyunta Dawson at one of the starting outside linebacker positions. Butler's shot at a starting spot - and his path of fantasy relevance - is in serious jeopardy, and he may even find himself out of a roster spot if he can't show the Saints he can stay on the field.

Victor Butler LB NYG 12 months ago

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

Victor Butler LB NYG 1 year ago

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 2013 season. His return should give New Orleans' pass rush a big 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.

Victor Butler LB NYG 1 year ago

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.

Victor Butler LB NYG 1 year ago

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