Butler is being prepared to play, as Misi looks like a game-time decision. Butler has only been with the
Butler will probably be inactive Sunday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Butler was only signed Tuesday and may not have a good enough grasp of the Miami defense to play in a game just yet. The plan is for Butler to eventually play weakside linebacker as the team continues to worry about the long term availability of Jelani Jenkins (knee).
Butler, who was cut by the Cardinals a little over a week ago, adds a veteran presence to a thin linebacker group. The 27-year-old could be ready in time for Sunday's tilt with the Patriots, but more information will be known as the week progresses. Butler figures to serve in a backup role, as he'll compete with Spencer Paysinger, Neville Hewitt, and Mike Hull for reps.
Butler signed with Arizona at the end of July after being released by the Chargers. While he started his career with four straight seasons with at least 73 tackles, Butler's production waned last year, evidenced by his mere 43 stops. Although the 27-year-old's past numbers and relative youth should see him land elsewhere this season, he'll now be looking for his third team in a matter of months.
|2010||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||Los Angeles Chargers||16||96||78.0||18||2||1||2||2.0||2||0||2|
|2012||Los Angeles Chargers||12||77||50.0||27||3||1||21||21.0||21||1||4|
|2013||Los Angeles Chargers||13||84||71.0||13||0.5||1||30||30.0||30||0||4|
|2014||Los Angeles Chargers||14||73||45.0||28||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2015||Los Angeles Chargers||16||43||24.0||19||0.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2010||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||0||2||0||1||37||1||1|
|2012||Los Angeles Chargers||12||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Los Angeles Chargers||13||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2014||Los Angeles Chargers||14||0||0||0||0||3||0||3||0|
|2015||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||0||1||0||1||1||1||0|