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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

Packers-Saints prediction

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week One showdown vs. the Saints at Lambeau Field Thursday evening.    

Saints-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of three key matchups in the Packers' season-opening showdown vs. the 2009 Super Bowl champion Saints. 

Saints-Packers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of three key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' showdown vs. the 2009 Super Bowl champion Saints at Lambeau Field Thursday evening.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Saints extend Payton's contract

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 10:25 p.m. ET
The Saints have extended the contract of head coach Sean Payton through 2015, the team announced Monday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Saints 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
The scoring ability of New Orleans' offense is unquestioned, but the key to a deep playoff run is the success of coordinator Gregg Williams' defense.

No surprises in Saints' cuts

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
The Saints announced their cuts on Saturday, and there were no major surprises on the list.

Report: Saints' Hartley out 6-10 weeks

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 12:39 a.m. ET
Saints PK Garrett Hartley will be sidelined 6-10 weeks, a league source told The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune on Thursday.

Locker steps up for Titans in battle of backups

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 12:05 a.m. ET
Tennessee rookie QB Jake Locker added a bit of sparkle to an otherwise lackluster game Thursday night, leading the Titans to a 32-9 win over the Saints.

Report: Saints place CB Washington on I.R.

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Saints placed CB Fabian Washington on injured reserve. Washington signed a one-year deal with the Saints in free agency.

Brees: Agent, Saints continue to discuss contract

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
The agent for Saints QB Drew Brees continues to negotiate with the team about a long-term contract extension for the Pro Bowl quarterback, Brees told the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Saints sign veteran PK Kasay

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
With PK Garrett Hartley injured, the Saints signed former Panthers PK John Kasay on Tuesday.

Saints release DE Brown

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
DE Alex Brown has been released by the Saints, according to a tweet he sent on Tuesday afternoon.

Lineup announced for NFL kickoff concert

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 10:36 a.m. ET
Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum and Maroon 5 will perform prior to the season-opening game between the Saints and Packers on Sept. 8.

Brees leads Saints to 40-20 win over Raiders

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Drew Brees threw for 189 yards and led New Orleans to scores on all three drives he played in the Saints' 40-20 victory over Oakland on Sunday night.