Emmanuel Butler

Emmanuel Butler

Wide Receiver #1
Team: New Orleans Saints
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 217 lb.
College:Northern Arizona
Born:August 27, 1996
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Emmanuel Butler: Waived by Saints

Butler was waived by New Orleans on Saturday, Amie Just of Nola.com reports.

Analysis: For the second straight summer, Butler appeared on track to land on the team's final 53-man roster, but he couldn't make the cut. He spent last season on the team's practice squad and may end up there again if he clears waivers.

September 5, 2020 8:02 PM EST

Emmanuel Butler: Reaches future deal

Butler signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Monday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Butler was one of the Saints' last cuts in August, and he spent the season on the team's practice squad. The undrafted free agent out of Nothern Arizona will get another chance to secure a depth role with the Saints in 2020.

January 6, 2020 12:57 PM EST

Emmanuel Butler: Joins Saints' practice squad

Butler cleared waivers and signed with the Saints' practice squad Sunday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Butler reportedly made a good impression on the team over the preseason. While it seemingly wasn't enough to earn a spot on the 53-man roster, the undrafted rookie out of Northern Arizona will be able to stick around in New Orleans.

September 1, 2019 1:33 PM EST

Emmanuel Butler: Waived by Saints

Butler was waived by New Orleans on Saturday, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Butler appeared on the cusp of a roster spot after impressing coach Sean Payton in training camp, but he appears to have fallen just short. If he clears waivers he'll be a strong candidate for the Saints' practice squad.

September 1, 2019 9:37 AM EST

Emmanuel Butler: Has chance to stick

Saints coach Sean Payton said Butler has "made a really good impression" on the team, Amie Just of nola.com reports.

Analysis: Listed at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, the undrafted rookie out of Northern Arizona caught just six of 12 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in three preseason games, but his strong work in practice could earn him a spot on the 53-man roster. Butler is competing with a horde of other young players for the remaining wideout spots behind Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn and Tre'Quan Smith.

August 30, 2019 7:48 AM EST

Emmanuel Butler: Impressive in camp

Butler has been impressive in training camp and could earn a spot on the 53-man roster, Amie Just of NOLA.com reports.

Analysis: Butler - who went undrafted out of Northern Arizona this year - has been one of the stars of Saints training camp thus far. The 6-foot-4 wideout racked up 3,217 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns in his four-year collegiate career and has become "somebody we've noticed," according to head coach Sean Payton. Considering both Keith Kirkwood and Austin Carr factored into the Saints' offense last season and the likes of Simmie Cobbs and Rishard Matthews currently rank above him on the depth chart, Butler will need to string together a strong preseason in order to earn a spot on the roster.

August 2, 2019 10:32 AM EST

Emmanuel Butler: Cleared for training camp

Butler (undisclosed) passed his physical Monday, signaling that he will be healthy to start training camp, Herbie Teope of NFL.com reports.

Analysis: Butler was dealing with an injury that forced him to be placed on the Non-Football Injury list, but seems good to go for camp. The Northern Arizona product signed as an undrafted free agent this offseason, and caught 35 passes for 676 yards and seven touchdowns last season collegiality.

July 23, 2019 6:56 PM EST

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