Cleveland Browns Looking to Add LB Victor Butler

By Ryan Ruiz
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Will the “finding players in their mid 20s” theme continue for the Cleveland Browns and their front office? Dallas Cowboys free agent outside linebacker Victor Butler is the latest to visit Berea, OH. Can the brown-and-orange add their seventh free agent prospect to the roster? It could happen.

A former fourth round pick who played his college ball for the Oregon State Beavers, Butler is only 25 years old and ready for a better opportunity than the Cowboys gave him.  In four seasons, Butler has a combined 89 tackles and 11 sacks. The California native is averaging almost three sacks per season. In the 2012 season, Butler also forced three fumbles and recovered one.

The Browns are not completely clear on if Chris Gocong, who is coming back from an Achilles injury, is going to return to form this season. Butler would fill in perfectly in the new 3-4 scheme and he is another player that has his best football ahead of him. I would love to see Cleveland land Butler and he would only add to the young nucleus at the linebacker position.

Cleveland needs to move quickly if they want Butler’s services. The New Orleans Saints, which Bulter already visited and didn’t sign, and the arch nemesis Pittsburgh Steelers are in heavy pursuit.

You have got to admit, the Browns have not been shy in adding much needed talent to the team. Unlike the past, Cleveland has been aggressive in free agency and are making noise. Grabbing Butler would only benefit the once weak linebacker position for the Browns.

Ryan Ruiz – Cleveland Browns Writer

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