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Victor Butler Leaves Pittsburgh Without Contract, New Orleans Saints Next?

Dec. 4, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker (57) Victor Butler against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted free agent outside linebacker Victor Butler on Friday, but the team was unable to lock him up and the Dallas Cowboys back up left the Steel City without a deal. Now that Butler is still looking for a new gig, he could be on the New Orleans Saints radar — a team that he has expressed interest in joining.

Butler’s connection to the Saints is an obvious one. His former defensive coordinator from Dallas is now running the show in New Orleans. If there is anyone who is familiar with Butler’s talents, it is Rob Ryan.

With the Cowboys, Butler was buried behind DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer, but he has flashed a lot of talent when he was able to see the field.

That talent should be enough to interest teams in need of a 3-4 pass rusher.

Butler is still unemployed, but I wouldn’t expect that to be the case for much longer. At his age, with his skill and potential, someone is going to bring him in and there would be no better fit than the Saints.

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Topics: New Orleans Saints, NFL Free Agency, Pittsburgh Steelers, Victor Butler

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  • Rodney Guidry

    I think we will find out within the next couple of days.

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