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NFL Free Agency 2013: Will Saints Target Victor Butler?

There's a new name being connected to the Saints as a potential free agent signing.


Dallas Cowboys linebacker Victor Butler hasn't really been a name thrown around often during Saints free agency discussion. But he was mentioned twice yesterday as a likely candidate and a potentially good fit for the Saints, by both Evan Silva from Rotoworld and WWL's Jordan Fiegel.

Victor Butler

#57 / Linebacker / Dallas Cowboys



Jul 29, 1987

Oregon State

I don't really know much about Butler, probably because he's been stuck playing behind standouts Anthony Spencer and DeMarcus Ware, but the fact that he was pegged as a quality addition by two separate sources has my interest piqued.

The obvious reason he makes sense in New Orleans is because he's familiar with Rob Ryan and his 3-4 defense. He'd also be a more reasonably priced free agent pickup, as opposed to going after a top free agent prospect like Paul Kruger. His salary last year was only $615,000 but Evan Silva projects the Saints would sign him to a four-year contract in the neighborhood of $10 million.

Sacks Interceptions Tackles
G Sacks YdsL Int Yds IntTD Solo Ast Total
2012 - Victor Butler 12 3 25 0 0 0 20 3 23

What do you guys think? Is this a possibility?