Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Cowboys' picks: Round 4/110 -- Victor Butler, LB, 6-2, 248, Oregon...He played defensive end in college but projects to outside linebacker in the Cowboys' 3-4 scheme. He is versatile and he can get to quarterback. Butler recorded 22.5 sacks the past two years, including 12 as a senior when he was named first-team all-Pac 10. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Victor Butler News
12/11/13 - LB Victor Butler, who tore his left ACL in June, will remain on the reserve/physically unable to perform list for the remainder of the season.
08/28/13 - LB Victor Butler (knee) was placed on reserve/physically unable to perform by the Saints Tuesday.
07/31/13 - OLB Victor Butler is on PUP after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament in June, but there's hope he could return late in the season.
06/12/13 - OLB Victor Butler has significant ligament damage and likely suffered a torn ACL in a collision with RB Mark Ingram on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.
Coach Sean Payton said after the workout that he thought Butler would be fine. Butler played as a backup the past four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, but was in line to play a more significant role in the Saints' new-look defense.
Butler had been working with the first-team defense at strong-side linebacker. Butler has been competing at that spot with third-year pro Martez Wilson, who will be asked to do a lot of pass-rushing along with some pass coverage duties against the stellar collection of tight ends in the NFC South.
03/28/13 - LB Victor Butler agreed to a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. Financial terms were not disclosed.
A fourth-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2009, Butler has 64 career tackles in 63 games, including two starts.
Butler has been a standout on special teams, where he has recorded 40 career tackles and a forced fumble.
He was a defensive end at Oregon State who was converted to linebacker to fit the Cowboys' 3-4 scheme.