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Saints News, 12/11/13: Saints Decide To Not Activate LB Victor Butler From PUP List

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Coach Payton said Butler's ACL rehab has gone well, but not well enough to allow him to return to action this year. Butler returned to practice on a very limited basis on Nov. 19, the last day which he could do so and still have a chance at being activated this year. The team ultimately decided it was best for his health that he not be activated this year. No surprise here. It was always a long shot that he'd be able to play this year after tearing his ACL six months ago.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Coach Sean Payton says OLB Victor Butler will not be activated from PUP.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/410877234975502336">December 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Payton confirms that LB Victor Butler will not be activated this year. His 3-week practice window is now closed.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/410873197639127041">December 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Window is closed for Victor Butler. He won&#39;t get brought up to the active roster. Will officially remain on reserve PUP.</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/410872027155664897">December 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton on Galette: where he is now is because he had a vision and he&#39;s worked hard at it.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/410870068281495552">December 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Vaccaro didn&#39;t make the short list RT <a href="https://twitter.com/DNewtonespn">@DNewtonespn</a>: Defensive rookie of the year favorites <a href="http://t.co/TAokNVRUN0">http://t.co/TAokNVRUN0</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/410824333548716032">December 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rams&amp;src=hash">#Rams</a> Jeff Fisher expressed no lingering resentment over Rob Ryan&#39;s decision to quit and come to <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> instead this past offseason ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/410816888684294144">December 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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