Kristian: Butler could be a premiere pass-rusher for the Saints
We got the news this morning that the Saints had agreed to terms with Victor Butler, an outside linebacker who played for two seasons under Rob Ryan in Dallas. He was drafted in the 4th round back in in 2009 by the Cowboys.
Butler was a situational pass-rusher, playing as a backup. Overall, he played in 63 games with the Cowboys, with two starts, 64 tackles and 11 sacks. 49 of the tackles were solo. He also had three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He also had 40 tackles and a forced fumble on special teams.
I think he will be a really nice fit for New Orleans, and could become a premiere pass-rusher at the OLB position. He has some familiarity with the 3-4 defense, having played under Ryan's scheme before for two years.
He's been one of the more sought-after free agents at the OLB position.
So, what about Nnamdi Asomugha? Stay tuned. We're still kind of in a holding patter for that veteran DB.