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.