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Saints keep the door open for a Victor Butler return

Rob Ryan AP

The Saints haven’t had much luck at linebacker yet this year.

Good evidence of that can be found on the list of roster moves the team made to get down to the 75-man limit. Will Smith and Chris Chamberlain have been placed on injured reserve with torn ACLs, ending their seasons and leaving the Saints skeletally thin at linebacker.

Perhaps that’s why the team is holding out hope that Victor Butler can return from his own torn ACL at some point this season. Butler tore the ACL in June and the Saints placed him on the regular season PUP list rather than injured reserve in case he makes a rapid enough recovery to help them at some point in the second half of the season.

Those moves got the ball rolling toward the limit and the Saints got the rest of the way there by placing wide receiver Joe Morgan on injured reserve with yet another torn ACL and releasing linebacker Eric Martin, wide receiver Tim Toone and safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah.

The Saints also formally announced the acquisition of linebacker Parys Hamilton in a trade with the 49ers and claimed defensive back Jumal Rolle off waivers from the Bills.

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10 Responses to “Saints keep the door open for a Victor Butler return”
  1. 1ninerfan says: Aug 27, 2013 7:06 PM

    Who is Parys Hamilton?

  2. philwauke says: Aug 27, 2013 7:07 PM

    Parys Hamilton?

  3. purplengold says: Aug 27, 2013 7:58 PM

    Who’s the couch potato hippie with Butler?

  4. doubleogator says: Aug 27, 2013 8:40 PM

    Read the comments from the 49er fans when they found out he was traded, and you might like it when you find out who Parys Hamilton is….

  5. bcajun says: Aug 27, 2013 8:40 PM

    Man i thought eric martin was having a good camp

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 27, 2013 9:07 PM

    Caption: Ryan says, “Why have a 6 pack (abs) when you can have a keg like me”?

  7. jeff91121 says: Aug 27, 2013 10:07 PM

    Looking good Rob. I think it is time to change from the XXXXL size to bedsheet. Keep up the good work. Won’t be long and you will have those C-cups you always wanted.

  8. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 27, 2013 10:08 PM

    Even being optimistic saying the saints go to the superbowl that would mean a 6 month recovery from an acl?
    That would be an amazing physical feat.

  9. forty9asty says: Aug 27, 2013 10:42 PM

    He may not be a household name, but Parys HARALSON was a good backup for the 9ers, and very well could be a starter on many other teams in the league. Still haven’t heard what the compensation for was though…

  10. brocattosbasement says: Aug 28, 2013 9:19 AM

    LB Woody Haralson…uh, Parys Hamilton.

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