Butler was a 2013 free-agent acquisition who previously spent four seasons as a role player with the Cowboys.
Butler was with Dallas from 2009-12 and played almost every game as a backup with two starts.
He spent two seasons in Dallas under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who was in Dallas from 2011-12 before taking the Saints job. Butler signed a two-year contract with the Saints, with a reported $750,000 signing bonus.
Butler was expected to ease the transition and possibly earn his first starting job as Ryan transitioned the Saints from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4. However, that never materialized after Butler tore his ACL in the final week of OTAs last summer.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Victor Butler Era
11-5 with a road playoff win in Philadelphia. All in all, not a bad period in Saints history. Good job, Victor. Best of luck.