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New Orleans Saints

Victor Butler

Victor Butler - #90 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 245 lbs.
Birthday 07/29/1987
Birthplace Rialto, CA
College Oregon State
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 4th round, 10th pick by Cowboys

Brees brings Saints back in 40-33 win over Houston

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 370 yards and three touchdowns, and twice led the Saints back from fourth-quarter deficits in a 40-33 victory over the Texans on Sunday.

Saints see improvement in CB Robinson

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
Patrick Robinson is playing with more confidence than he did as a rookie, and we hear the coaching staff's trust in him has grown significantly.

Romo, Harper, Hanson named NFC Players of Week

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
Tony Romo, Roman Harper and Jason Hanson have been named the Week Two NFC Players of the Week.

Penalty calls threaten to ruin game

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Excessively strict interpretations of the NFL's roughing-the-passer penalty guidelines are threatening to change the nature of the game, writes Hub Arkush.

Brees carries Saints to home win over Bears

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Drew Brees threw for three touchdowns, New Orleans' defense beat up on Jay Cutler and the Saints defeated the Chicago Bears 30-13 on Sunday.

Talks could linger, but little doubt about Brees' future

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
League observers envision only one conclusion to the contract negotiations between Drew Brees, his agent and the Saints.

Packers-Panthers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups in advance of the Packers' game against the Panthers Sunday.

Bears-Saints matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 4:01 a.m. ET
The Saints will look to establish their running game using a trio of backs vs. the Bears Sunday.

Packers-Panthers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week Two game against the Panthers at Carolina Sunday.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 4:43 a.m. ET
We look at Cam Newton's impressive debut, a controversial call from the Packers-Saints opener, some disappointing front-runners and plenty more.

Saints will miss injured Colston's size, toughness

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
The Saints will be without Marques Colston for at least four weeks as he recovers from the broken collarbone he suffered in Week One.

Report: Saints WR Colston has broken collarbone

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
Saints WR Marques Colston reportedly suffered a broken collarbone in Thursday night's season opener against the Packers and will miss approximately four weeks.

Saints-Packers TV ratings second-best ever for NFL kickoff game

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Thursday night's season opener between the Saints and Packers earned great TV ratings for NBC and the league.

Packers prove they got enough work in

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:46 a.m. ET
Imagine what the Packers would have done with a full offseason to get their offense in sync, writes PFW's Eric Edholm from Lambeau Field.

Rodgers throws three TDs; Packers outlast Saints 42-34

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 12:18 a.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers outdueled Drew Brees, and Clay Matthews led a Packers goal-line stand on the final play of the game to beat the Saints 42-34.