Once again, lost in the weekend shuffle was that the Indianapolis Colts worked out OLB Victor Butler yesterday. Originally a 4th round pick of the Cowboys in 2009, Butler spent his first 4 seasons with Dallas. In March of 2013, Butler signed a 2-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, reuniting him with Ex-Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan (now with the Saints). Unfortunately, Butler never played a snap for the Saints, as he tore his ACL in August of 2013 and was released this past August.
Butler resurfaced by signing a 1-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on September, 16, 2014, but was recently released on October 1, 2014, having never appeared in a game.
For his career, Butler has appeared in 63 games (2 starts), has 11 sacks and 50 tackles, all with the Dallas Cowboys. It’s unclear whether he’s fully recovered from his ACL surgery, but he would provide the Colts with another situational pass rusher. Keep in mind, the team has already lost OLB’s Robert Mathis and Cam Johnson for the season, and could possibly stand to add some pass-rushing boost.
The team also worked out Safety Winston Guy and added him to the practice squad, as well as waived FB/LB Mario Harvey from injured reserve (reaching an injury settlement).