Jun 10, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Victor Butler (90) during minicamp at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints to Release Victor Butler

As per WWL’s Kristian Garic, it looks as though the New Orleans Saints are deciding to part ways with linebacker Victor Butler.

It’s been a very disappointing journey for Butler, who joined the team in free agency from the Dallas Cowboys last offseason. He signed a two-year contract worth $3 million. The team had ‘high hopes’ for what Butler could bring to the table, as he was going to play a key role in helping teach Rob Ryan’s 3-4 defense to the Saints defense last season. Butler was arguably entering his prime when he joined to the Saints. Sadly, he was injured in training camp from a collision with running back Mark Ingram, which resulted in a torn ACL.

Who Dat Dish staff writer, Ian Mitchell-Dear, wrote an article five days ago asking: Will Victor Butler Make The Saints Roster? It appears the speculation was true. When things started this summer, Butler was a full participant at OTAs, and looked like he might have started opposite of Junior Galette. We would learn that he would be in a walking boot on August 3rd. Butler appeared at practice today on a limited basis.

Victor Butler, who just turned 27 in July, never played a single down for the New Orleans Saints.

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