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Arizona puts Abraham on season-ending injured list

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona has placed 15-year veteran John Abraham on injured reserve, ending his season with the Cardinals. The 36-year-old outside linebacker sustained a concussion in the season opener against San Diego. He left the team briefly after that, reportedly contemplating retirement, before making an attempt to return this week. He had not been able to practice, however...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals place John Abraham on IR

The Arizona Cardinals have placed linebacker John Abraham on season-ending injured reserve because of concussion symptoms. #AzCardinals put LB John Abraham on IR, re-sign P Drew Butler. — Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) September 19, 2014 A not-altogether surprising end for Abraham after his concussion issues. Contract ends after this season. — Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) September...
Via Pro Football Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Place OLB John Abraham On Season-Ending I.R. Due To Concussions

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Cardinals will place veteran OLB John Abraham on season-ending injured reserve due to concussions. Darren Urban reports that the Cardinals have re-signed P Drew Butler. Abraham returned to the Cardinals this past week after he left the team to weigh his future, but it appears he was unable to pass the concussion protocol. Previous...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals facing vulnerable 49ers defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco defense dearly misses the menacing presence of suspended pass-rushing specialist Aldon Smith, and it better get used to it. Smith is just two games into his nine-game penalty from the NFL for violations of league substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies. This unit realizes it must find ways to put more pressure on the quarterback without...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign OLB Victor Butler, release 2 others

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed outside linebacker Victor Butler. Butler played four seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, appearing in 63 games, two as a starter. He was with the New Orleans Saints last season but was on the physically unable to perform list with a knee injury. Butler, a fourth-round draft pick out of Oregon State five years ago, was released by the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals facing vulnerable 49ers defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco defense dearly misses the menacing presence of suspended pass-rushing specialist Aldon Smith, and it better get used to it. Smith is just two games into his nine-game penalty from the NFL for violations of league substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies. This unit realizes it must find ways to put more pressure on the quarterback without...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Sign OLB Victor Butler, Release P Drew Butler

The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday that they have signed OLB Victor Butler to a contract and released P Drew Butler. The team also cut  OLB Marcus Benard to create a roster spot for OLB John Abraham. Butler, 27, signed two-year, $3 million contract that included $1.5 million guaranteed with New Orleans last season, but was unfortunately among the Saints’ final roster...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Zastudil ailing, Cardinals sign punter Drew Butler

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) With Dave Zastudil nursing a sore left groin, the Arizona Cardinals have signed punter Drew Butler. Butler punted in all 16 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers as a rookie in 2012, averaging 43.8 yards per kick with 26 inside the 20-yard line. He was out of football in 2013 after being cut by the Steelers at the end of preseason. Butler was with the Detroit Lions...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions reach 75-man roster limit by releasing Tavecchio, five others

The Detroit Lions' training camp kicking competition came to an end Monday with the team releasing Georgio Tavecchio. That leaves rookie Nate Freese, a seventh-round draft pick out of Boston College, as the Lions' top kicker, unless they decide to pick up a veteran free agent before the regular-season opener in two weeks. The Lions also confirmed that they have waived cornerback...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals To Release T Max Starks, Lions Waive P Drew Butler

It’s not a good day for former Pittsburgh Steelers players as several are showing up on the early lists of cut-downs throughout the league. The Arizona Cardinals will reportedly release tackle Max Starks Monday just three weeks after signing him. Starks played a total of 86 snaps with the Cardinals over the course of three preseason games […] Cardinals To Release T Max Starks...
Via Steelers Depot
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions get their roster to 75

The Detroit Lions finally make their roster cuts to get to the 75 man limit. The team released Giorgio Tavecchio which was probably the teams biggest cut. @ttwentyman: The #Lions have released FB Chad Abram, P Drew Butler, QB James Franklin, CB Jonte Green, CB Aaron Hester and K Giorgio Tavecchio. @ttwentyman: They also placed […] The post Detroit Lions get their roster to 75 appeared...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions fall to Raiders but win where it matters

The Detroit Lions' starters did their job, but the reserves couldn't hang on at the end. That's preseason football. The Lions lost 27-26 Friday night, when the Oakland Raiders scored with six seconds remaining on a 19-yard pass from third-string quarterback Matt McGloin to receiver Brice Butler. The Raiders trailed by 13 points late in the third quarter at the O.co Coliseum...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions To Sign P Drew Butler, Waive S Gabe Lynn

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter (via Michael Rothstein) reports that the Lions are signing P Drew Butler to a contract. Rothstein mentions that Butler will presumably compete with Sam Martin for the job in training camp. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Lions waived S Gabe Lynn. Butler, 25, signed on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia back...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bears Expected To Release Former Steelers P Drew Butler

The Chicago Bears were the only team to select a punter during the 2014 NFL Draft and as a result, it looks like punter Drew Butler will be released soon. Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports Sunday afternoon that the Bears plan on cutting Butler now that the rookie camp has wrapped up. The […] Report: Bears Expected To Release Former Steelers P Drew Butler is a post from...
Via Steelers Depot
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears release one player and sign two mini camp guys

Today the Chicago Bears released punter Drew Butler, and in a corresponding move the team signed two mini camp guys.  According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears  signed former Louisville running back Senorise Perry. The 6-foot, 187-pound product racked up 1,409 yards and gained 4.9 yards per carry in his collegiate career (2010-2013). Also, the Bears also added...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Releasing P Drew Butler

  Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Chicago Bears are releasing P Drew Butler. Butler, 25, signed a reserve/future contract with the Bears in December, but the fact that Chicago used a sixth-round pick on P Pat O’Donnell last week made it seem like a foregone conclusion that they would be parting way with Butler. Butler last appeared in a game during...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears draft a punter, while Lions, Redskins add at kicker

Just three specialists — one punter and two placekickers — were selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Bears struck first, taking Miami (Fla.) punter Pat O’Donnell in Round Six (No. 191 overall). Given his status as a draft pick, O’Donnell figures to have every chance to win the job as a rookie. The Bears released Adam Podlesh, their punter from a season ago, in March. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Bears draft a punter?

Currently the Bears have two unproven punters on their roster. Tress Way and Drew Butler are the options to kick for a special teams unit that struggled last year. This means the Bears could draft a punter for the first time since Todd Sauerbrun was drafted back in the second round of the 1995 draft. Adam Podlesh was released because he was making too much money to be so inconsistent...
Via cover32 - Bears
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UGA & Pittsburgh Steelers Punter Drew Butler heading to Chi-Town!

An update for my Steeler Nation, UGA and Chicago Bears Fans on punter, Drew Butler.  In case you …The post Former UGA & Pittsburgh Steelers Punter Drew Butler heading to Chi-Town! appeared first on On Her Game.
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign Punter Podlesh

Another season, another punter for the Steelers.After going through a handful of punters in 2013, the Steelers signed yet another punter on Tuesday, when it was announced that they agreed to a one year deal with Adam Podlesh.Podlesh, 30, punted for the Bears the last three seasons, after spending his first four years in Jacksonville, where he was a fourth round pick in 2007.For his...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears have options once the draft ends

After signing 30 free agents this offseason plus the draft, there will be little room for roster additions for the Bears. However, there’s always a chance to find a diamond in the rough for a minimal price tag. Here’s a few guys the Bears could bring in to camp. Cody Webster, P, Purdue Webster was a 2013 Ray Guy finalist. He averaged 43.5 yards per punt last season on a dismal...
Via cover32 - Bears
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Punter Search Won’t Include Pat McAfee

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly figure to be in the market for a new punter this offseason, given that all three punters that spent even a second on the roster last year are either not on the team or will be a free agent on Tuesday. But that search will not include Pat McAfee, who re-signed with the Indianapolis Colts on a five-year contract worth close to $3 million per season...
Via Steelers Depot
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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 Opt To Punt On Special Teams Woes

By Matthew Marczi To the surprise of exactly nobody, the Pittsburgh Steelers elected yesterday to waive punter Zoltan Mesko after seven games, replacing him with veteran free agent punter Mat McBriar, hoping to punt on their recent special teams woes. The Steelers, of course, brought in Mesko after the New England Patriots released him upon the conclusion of the preseason, opting...
Via Steelers Depot
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Zoltan Mesko's Job May Be In Danger In Pittsburgh

Zoltan Mesko was brought in right before the start of the season and he replaced Drew Butler, and many thought the move would be an upgrade. However, it appears that after some weak punting efforts, and a couple of errors in the Raiders game, that the Steelers may look to undue the Mesko-for-Butler move that they made. Mesko has only averaged 42.4 yards per punt, and...
Via Black and Gold Forever
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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