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James Butler

Las Vegas Raiders
Running Back #20
Las Vegas Raiders
Running Back #20

James Butler News

Lands on practice squad

The Raiders signed Butler to the practice squad Monday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Butler replaces Damarea Crockett on Oakland's practice squad. He impressed with the Raiders during the preseason, so Butler could have a slim chance of being called to the active roster later in the season should a need arise.

Oct 14, 2019 12:44 PM EST


Leads team in rushing Thursday

Butler carried the ball 15 times for 56 yards and caught his only target for 30 yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Packers.

Analysis: With Oakland resting most of its starters, Butler got the start in the backfield and led the team in rushing and scrimmage yards. The second-year back couldn't get off the practice squad as a rookie, and Butler's chances of seeing significant action in the regular season in 2019 seem slim once again given the Raiders' depth at RB.

Aug 22, 2019 11:36 PM EST



Back with Oakland

The Raiders signed Butler to an undisclosed contract Sunday.

Analysis: Butler has the familiarity with the franchise, as he spent the second half of the 2018 season on the Raiders' practice squad after spending all of training camp in Oakland. The Iowa product recorded 396 yards and a touchdown on 91 carries during his senior campaign.

Jul 28, 2019 9:18 AM EST


Signs future/reserve contract

Butler signed a future/reserve contract with the Raiders on Tuesday.

Analysis: Butler spent the second-half of the 2018 season on the Raiders' practice squad after spending all of training camp in Oakland. The undrafted rookie out of Iowa recorded 396 yards and a touchdown on 91 carries during his senior campaign.

Jan 1, 2019 9:50 PM EST


Joins Raiders practice squad

Butler signed with the Raiders' practice squad Tuesday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Butler spent the preseason with Oakland, but was unable to make it through final roster cuts. With Marshawn Lynch placed on injured reserve the team is likely looking to ensure its depth at the running back position in case of another injury. The undrafted rookie notched 396 yards and a touchdown on 91 carries as a senior at Iowa last year.

Oct 23, 2018 7:20 PM EST



Cut by Raiders

Butler was waived by the Raiders on Saturday, the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: Butler will look to catch on with a practice squad after rushing for 396 yards and a touchdown on 91 carries in nine games as a senior with Iowa in 2017.

Sep 3, 2018 8:43 AM EST


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