DREW BUTLER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bears sign Kevin Butler's son to reserve contract

The Chicago Bears signed two more players to reserve/futures contracts Tuesday. Punter Drew Butler is the son of Bears all-time leading scorer Kevin Butler, who kicked for the team from 1985-95. Drew played 16 games for the Steelers in 2012 as an undrafted free agent, but they cut him in September and he spent this season out of the league. Fullback/H-back Willie Carter also signed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers add punter Zoltan Mesko, formerly of the Patriots

Zoltan Mesko was cut on Saturday by the New England Patriots as the team opted to go with undrafted rookie Ryan Allen for the punting position. While Mesko had a down season, his $1.323 salary compared to Allen’s $405,000 also played a large factor in his release. It did not take Mesko long to find another team. The Pittsburgh Steelers singed the 27-year-old punter while cutting...
Via Tireball.com
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Special teams needs major improvement

Steelers WR David Gilreath One aspect of the game that was an absolute train wreck for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their lost to the New York Giants, was that of special teams. Special teams is something that can easily make or break an important. It’s a part of the game that should never be overshadowed by offense or defense but often times it is. It was evident that special...
Via isportsweb.com
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Nine things to watch as the Steelers take on the Giants

The Punting Battle: Drew Butler had a very inconsistent 2012 season, and now he has competition in veteran Brian Moorman. This race is very close; both punters have looked good. If they both continue to play equally well, I believe Butler will come away with this job. 5th Wideout Race: Plaxico Burress has been sidelined, and the race is on between Derek Moye, Justin Brown, and David...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Battles to Keep an Eye On: Special Teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers will report to training camp tomorrow. Training camp marks the start of the NFL season for many and typically brings plenty of news to a dead period of the off-season. Conditioning of players and training camp battles are usually the buzz early on. Right now we are preparing for training camp and to do so here is a list of all of the big, and small, training...
Via SteelBlitz Steelers Blog
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Have a Battle Brewing for Punter

Often thought of as one of the worst athletes on a football field, the punters of the National Football League today have changed that perception quite a bit. The size of punters has increased dramatically over the years and the very style in which they ply their trade has changed drastically as well. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a battle on their hands for the position this summer...
Via Steel City Blitz
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles: Drew Butler Versus Brian Moorman

The start of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp is now less than two weeks away so we will continue to look at the training camp battles that will take place with a look at the battle for the punter job on the 53 man roster. You can comment on this battle below and make sure to vote in the attached poll.Training Camp Battle Setup: The Steelers punting situation is certainly...
Via Steelers Depot
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Undrafted Free Agents That Have A Chance Of Making The Steelers 2013 Roster

Last season, three undrafted free agents from the 2012 draft class made the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster out of training camp as punter Drew Butler, linebacker Adrian Robinson and safety Robert Golden all beat the odds. This years' undrafted free agent class has a tougher road, in my opinion, but there are five players I think at least have a chance of making the 2013 team...
Via Steelers Depot
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tomlin Got it Right on Special Teams This Week

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin has been my personal punching bag on my than one occasion this season and while not all of it was deserved in some eyes, I have to believe the vast majority of Steelers’ Nation will agree with me in praising the Steelers’ boss. Mike Tomlin finally got the hint. It’s one that far too many NFL and even college football coaches are...
Via Steel City Blitz
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Butler Likes His Chances Of Beating Out Kapinos For The Steelers Punting Job

Undrafted free agent punter Drew Butler likes his chances of beating out Jeremy Kapinos in training camp and he said as much in an interview last week on 680 The Fan. Butler of course is the son of former Chicago Bears kicker Kevin Butler, who kicked for 13 seasons in the NFL. Drew, like his dad, played at the University of Georgia, where he won the Ray Guy Award in 2009. Butler...
Via Steelers Depot
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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