Deon Butler returns to Seahawks

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With wide receiver Charly Martin hitting injured reserve thanks to a calf injury suffered during practice this week, the Seahawks were in need of some help at the position for the rest of the season.

They looked to a familiar face to fill that need. Deon Butler has returned to the team that cut him this summer after he spent three years as a member of the club, giving them five receivers on the active roster ahead of Sunday’s date with the Bills in Toronto.

Butler was originally a 2009 third-round pick and played 34 games with Seattle over the last three seasons. His best year was 2010, when he caught 36 passes for 385 yards and four touchdowns, although the year ended early because of a broken leg. That injury lingered into the 2011 season, limiting Butler to five games after he started the year on the PUP list.

Butler has 57 catches and 611 yards over the course of his career. He has tried out for several different teams this season, but never earned a job with another club.