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Victor Butler leaves Eagles without a contract

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Linebacker Victor Butler certainly can’t be accused of not taking his time in free agency.

It’s increasingly looking like he can be accused of asking for more money than teams are willing to pay him, though. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Butler’s visit with the Eagles has wrapped up without the two sides agreeing to terms on a contract. Butler took a physical and there’s reportedly “still mutual interest” in signing.

That’s pretty much what we’ve heard after Butler’s other visits this month. He’s gone to see the Steelers, Browns and Saints and his departure always comes with a note that a deal’s still possible, but Butler’s still a free agent. That suggests that he’s not willing to sign for what the teams have offered or at least he’s not willing to sign until he’s quite sure that no one’s offering him a better deal.

We don’t know of any other scheduled visits, which should mean that Butler’s going to be settling for one of these offers sooner rather than later.

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18 Responses to “Victor Butler leaves Eagles without a contract”
  1. dedreu400 says: Mar 26, 2013 5:54 PM

    who’s Victor Butler

  2. Dave61548 says: Mar 26, 2013 5:55 PM

    “Hello, Steelers! Show me the money!”

    “Hello, Browns! Show me the money!”

    “Hello, Saints! Show me the money!”

    “Hello, Eagles! Show me the money!”

    What’s a guy gotta do to earn a living around here?

  3. woodrree7 says: Mar 26, 2013 5:56 PM

    He’s only a spot player who could be somewhat disruptive in the passing game, definitely not an every down player. Wade Phillips liked him once.

  4. dg0122 says: Mar 26, 2013 6:00 PM

    He does realize he’s Victor Butler, right?

  5. noburghfan says: Mar 26, 2013 6:01 PM

    Butler rebuffs Browns, heads to Philly
    Butler rebuffs Philly, heads to old folks home !

  6. keylimelight says: Mar 26, 2013 6:29 PM

    Well, the upside to his national tour is he’s shaking hands and meeting big wigs which could come in handy down the road (sometimes it’s who you know that can help you land a job). He’s also getting free transportation (see America first!) and fabulous dining (I’m guessing steak).

    In the end, he gets to take his pick between–at least–two teams who could use him. Who is Victor Butler you ask? Evidently a very smart man.

  7. flavordave says: Mar 26, 2013 6:48 PM

    Chip dont need no Bailey. His defensive monster machine is already loaded and ready to fire. Teams will have to throw throw throw to even compete with our offense. Not that they can but you will all see soon enough the Brilliant mind of Chip Kelly. Big Balls Chip that is.

  8. flavordave says: Mar 26, 2013 6:49 PM

    Or Butler. I dont even know who he is. I hope hes on a plane to Washington where they could use leftovers.

  9. jprcox says: Mar 26, 2013 6:53 PM

    Too odd – this guy should be worried about a roster spot and not “who he will sign with”.

    I want his agent working for me!

  10. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 26, 2013 6:53 PM

    Butler, like a lot of FAs, is most likely going to get signed by a team after the draft, when teams know what they need.

    I think Butler can play but he is not worthy of a huge contract based on past seasons. May have to lower his expectations a bit.

  11. goodolebaghead says: Mar 26, 2013 6:55 PM


    OK, Victor Butler…

  12. myvickinabox14 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:15 PM


    You make me laugh bro. Chipper and the offensive monster machine. Hahaha, I’m on board bro!

  13. kenny328usa says: Mar 26, 2013 7:38 PM

    Never heard of him

  14. bigalhebdman says: Mar 26, 2013 7:50 PM

    2nd stringer formerly with the cpwboys

  15. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Mar 26, 2013 8:21 PM


    Butler is 25 years old…no old folks home for him

  16. flavordave says: Mar 26, 2013 8:24 PM

    Climb on board the Chip Kelly power wagon. Its filled with glorious offensive plays and schemes too intricate for other fans to understand. An explosive offensive 11 headed monster machine that chews up and spits out bones. The World Domination Tour 2013 is gearing up and taking all believers with them. And theres simply nothing you can do about it. Climb on up YEEEHHAAAWWW

  17. flavordave1 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:20 AM

    This team is like a Ferrari it is Awesome!…but if you put sand on the gas tank it won’t run. Don’t put sand on your mind. Think positive, the negative will soon evaporate, and Chip Kelly and the Eagles will do everything they have to win the battle! When the Eagles hired Chip Kelly, they already took off from the starting line and have lapped all other teams. Gentlemen, start your engines!!!

  18. musicman495 says: Mar 27, 2013 11:46 AM

    With the history of Chip Kelly and the Eagles, this team will at least lead the league in ugly green uniforms.

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