Butler was waived by New England on Sunday, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Butler was a training camp addition for the Patriots in August after being let go by the Raiders. The 27-year-old has spent time with both the Raiders and Lions in his career, mainly on the practice squad, as he's yet to see regular-season action. The Patriots will roll with Devin Asiasi (foot), Dalton Keene and Ryan Izzo at tight end heading into 2020.
Sep 6, 2020 8:32 AM EST
Butler agreed to a contract with the Patriots on Monday, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
Analysis: Butler was let go by the Raiders earlier in the month, but as evidenced by this news, he found a new team shortly after as a depth option. The 27-year-old has spent time with both the Raiders and Lions in his career, mainly on the practice squad, as he's yet to see regular season action.
Aug 17, 2020 4:00 PM EST
The Raiders waived Butler on Monday.
Analysis: Butler spent the offseason bouncing too and from Las Vegas' roster, but he ultimately wasn't able to garner a depth role in the team's crowded tight end corps. The 27-year-old still has yet to see regular-season action in his career.
Aug 4, 2020 4:46 PM EST
The Raiders re-signed Butler on Thursday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Butler was waived by Las Vegas earlier this month, but the team's decision to place Nick O'Leary (illness) on the Reserve Non-Football Injury list opens up a roster spot. The 27-year-old will now resume competing for a depth role in the Raiders' crowded tight end room.
May 28, 2020 2:13 PM EST
Butler was waived by the Raiders on Tuesday.
Analysis: The Raiders claimed Butler off waivers from the Lions in April, but he only remained on the team for a few weeks. The 27-year-old will become a free agent if he clears the waiver wire.
May 5, 2020 3:35 PM EST
The Raiders claimed Butler off waivers Thursday, Bill Williamson of RaidersSnakepit.com reports.
Analysis: Butler now joins a crowded Raiders' tight end corps, led by Darren Waller (thumb), Jason Witten and Foster Moreau (knee). He looks to be competing for a back-end roster spot with Nick O'Leary and Derek Carrier.
Apr 16, 2020 6:34 PM EST
Butler was waived by the Lions on Wednesday.
Analysis: The 26-year-old signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions after the season but unless he re-signs, he won't begin training camp with the team. Butler had yet to make his NFL debut since going undrafted out of California University (PA) in 2018.
Apr 15, 2020 3:57 PM EST
Butler signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on Tuesday.
Analysis: Butler, who has yet to make his NFL debut, will now get the offseason to develop in Detroit. He previously spent time with the Raiders.
Dec 31, 2019 9:44 AM EST
Butler (undisclosed) had a workout with the Lions on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Butler was waived off the Raiders' injured reserve in early September and has apparently recovered from the undisclosed injury. The 26-year-old is an undrafted free agent out of California University (PA) and has yet to make his NFL debut.
Oct 1, 2019 6:46 PM EST
Butler (undisclosed) has reverted to the Raiders' injured reserve ​per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: Butler went unclaimed on the wire after getting waived with an injury designation. While it remains unclear what he is dealing with, he is set to spend the season on IR unless he can come to terms on an injury settlement.
Sep 6, 2019 7:43 PM EST
Butler (undisclosed) was waived from Oakland's injured reserve with an injury settlement Friday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Analysis: It's unclear what type of injury Butler is dealing with, but it's seemingly serious enough to have landed him on injured reserve in the first place. The 26-year-old has yet to make his regular-season NFL debut, but for now will have to focus on getting healthy and finding another squad.
Sep 6, 2019 6:37 PM EST
Butler (undisclosed) caught his lone target for six yards in Thursday's 17-15 preseason loss to the Seahawks.
Analysis: Butler missed practice earlier in the week due to an unknown issue, but he played over 60 offensive snaps Thursday as health no longer appears to be a concern. Unfortunately for the undrafted rookie, Derek Carrier and Luke Willson have much better odds of making the 53-man roster behind fellow tight ends Darren Waller and Foster Moreau.
Aug 30, 2019 6:39 AM EST
Butler did not practice Monday, Matt Kawahara of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Analysis: It is unknown why the tight end was sitting out of practice but he did miss time earlier in training camp due to a hip injury. Look for more updates on his status to come before Thursday's preseason finale against the Seahawks.
Aug 26, 2019 7:58 PM EST
Butler (hip) was able to take the field for Tuesday's practice, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Butler was forced to leave Thursday's practice early due to the hip injury, but seems to have recovered. The undrafted rookie is still currently stuck behind a log jam at the tight end position, as he attempts to make the 53-man roster.
Aug 6, 2019 4:17 PM EST
Butler left Thursday's practice early due to a hip injury, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Analysis: Butler is competing for a depth spot on Oakland's roster, and will work to return to full health as soon as possible. Foster Moreau and Derek Carrier could see increased reps as long as Butler remains sidelined.
Aug 1, 2019 4:09 PM EST
The Raiders signed Butler from their practice squad on Monday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Butler has spent the entire season on Oakland's practice squad after having not made the team during roster cutdowns, but now finds a spot on the 53-man roster following the placement of Daryl Worley (shoulder) on injured reserve. He'll work to make his NFL debut during Oakland's last two games of the season, but will have difficulty earning snaps behind Jared Cook, Lee Smith, Derek Carrier and Darren Waller.
Dec 24, 2018 2:21 PM EST
Butler was waived by the Raiders on Saturday, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: There wasn't room for Butler on the Raiders' 53-man roster with Jared Cook, Lee Smith and Derek Carrier handling the duties at tight end.
Sep 3, 2018 8:47 AM EST
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