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Saints won’t activate Victor Butler from PUP


The Saints knew it was a long shot to think Victor Butler might come back this year, six months after tearing his ACL. But they considered it worth a shot, and the physically unable to perform list left the door open for a miracle.

Wednesday, after his three-week practice window ended, they decided to not activate him, according to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He started practicing on Nov. 19, but apparently wasn’t ready to contribute.

Butler was injured in June during OTAs, and at the time it seemed it was a crushing blow for a team lacking pass-rush options. He was brought in from Dallas, where he backed up DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer and was familiar with coordinator Rob Ryan’s system.

But the Saints have responded well in Butler’s absence, and now will wait to see if he can help next year.

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9 Responses to “Saints won’t activate Victor Butler from PUP”
  1. meatcarroll says: Dec 11, 2013 4:19 PM

    Niners Nation laughs at your misfortune. #WeAreTheGoldStandard

  2. boisestatewhodat says: Dec 11, 2013 4:36 PM

    Hey meat…we beat whiner nation WITHOUT him! The only misfortune I can think of is when the forty whiners go one and done next month.

    To the team that where’s the pants in the NFC west…who dat nation says, see you in Seattle for the rematch!

  3. numbr4stuna says: Dec 11, 2013 4:40 PM

    Stay classy San Francisco!

  4. lengai says: Dec 11, 2013 4:43 PM

    You’re happy that he was injured even though he never played this year and the Saints have a much improved D? Butler has plenty of time to heal and rehab for 2014. #SaintsBeatthe49ersAlready

  5. jdphx says: Dec 11, 2013 5:42 PM

    He was just starting to blossom into a really good player. Should be a nice part of the rotation next year, in a rapidly improving Saints D.

  6. xxwhodatxx says: Dec 11, 2013 5:48 PM

    Can’t wait to have him on the field next season.

  7. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 11, 2013 6:11 PM

    The perspective on that picture makes it look like Ryan is fist bumping the Incredible Hulk.

  8. silentcount says: Dec 12, 2013 12:56 AM

    Don’t be surprised if the Saints win their next 3 outdoor games — Carolina, Seattle and New York.

  9. doubleogator says: Dec 12, 2013 9:45 AM

    after watching the Dallas defense this year, Butler might not be as good as they first thought…

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