Victor Butler leaves Eagles without a contract (But then signs with Saints)
Whatís the deal with this guy?
I heard a while back that the Jets were interested. Heís visited several teams, still no deal. Do the Jets have a chance?
Linebacker Victor Butler certainly canít be accused of not taking his time in free agency.
Itís increasingly looking like he can be accused of asking for more money than teams are willing to pay him, though. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Butlerís visit with the Eagles has wrapped up without the two sides agreeing to terms on a contract. Butler took a physical and thereís reportedly ďstill mutual interestĒ in signing.
Thatís pretty much what weíve heard after Butlerís other visits this month. Heís gone to see the Steelers, Browns and Saints and his departure always comes with a note that a dealís still possible, but Butlerís still a free agent. That suggests that heís not willing to sign for what the teams have offered or at least heís not willing to sign until heís quite sure that no oneís offering him a better deal.
We donít know of any other scheduled visits, which should mean that Butlerís going to be settling for one of these offers sooner rather than later.