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NFL Free Agency 2013: Saints Sign Victor Butler

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Butler is reunited with Rob Ryan, his former defensive coordinator.

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The New Orleans Saints have finally made another move in free agency, signing free agent linebacker Victor Butler to a 2-year deal.

From what I can tell, Adam Schefter was the first to break the news via Twitter.

Local media outlets have already confirmed the signing so it's official. No word on contract details as of yet.

Butler not only reunites with his former defensive coordinator, but also his Oregon State teammate Kennan Lewis, who the Saints signed earlier in free agency.

A little more info on Butler, from the Saints official website:

Butler, 6-2, 245, was originally drafted in the fourth-round (110th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, playing in 63 games with two starts and posting career totals of 64 tackles (49 solo), 11 sacks, two stops for a loss, five passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. On special teams, he's registered 40 tackles and one forced fumble

I can't imagine the Saints have much money left to sign a big name free agent like Nnamdi Asomugha now. I would say that door has been closed. But I've been wrong before.


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

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