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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The Saints havenít had much luck at linebacker yet this year. Good evidence of that can be found on the list of roster moves the team made to get down to the 75-man limit. Will Smith and Chris Chamberlain have ...

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Old 08-27-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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Saints keep the door open for a Victor Butler return

The Saints havenít had much luck at linebacker yet this year.

Good evidence of that can be found on the list of roster moves the team made to get down to the 75-man limit. Will Smith and Chris Chamberlain have been placed on injured reserve with torn ACLs, ending their seasons and leaving the Saints skeletally thin at linebacker.

Perhaps thatís why the team is holding out hope that Victor Butler can return from his own torn ACL at some point this season. Butler tore the ACL in June and the Saints placed him on the regular season PUP list rather than injured reserve in case he makes a rapid enough recovery to help them at some point in the second half of the season.

Those moves got the ball rolling toward the limit and the Saints got the rest of the way there by placing wide receiver Joe Morgan on injured reserve with yet another torn ACL and releasing linebacker Eric Martin, wide receiver Tim Toone and safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah.

The Saints also formally announced the acquisition of linebacker Parys Hamilton in a trade with the 49ers and claimed defensive back Jumal Rolle off waivers from the Bills.

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Really? From an ACL?
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People really need to stop with this "Victor Butler could be back this season" crap. He tore his ACL in June so maybe he could be back in January if he's a super-freak of a healer. By that point we'll be in the playoffs and he'll be depth that gets worked back in slowly.
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People really need to stop with this "Victor Butler could be back this season" crap.
And where did you go to medical school? Seems you know more than the Medical Staff/Coaches...
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It's a simple procedural thing. He was eligible for the PUP so they put him on it. He's not going to play for the Saints this year.
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Re: Saints keep the door open for a Victor Butler return

I guess their hoping for a terrell suggs type recovery, though i believe a torn achilles heals a little fast than a acl. Still in any case they should just shut him down for the year and heal right instead of possibly having a career ending injury rushing him back to play.


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And the hits just keep on coming...............
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It's a simple procedural thing. He was eligible for the PUP so they put him on it. He's not going to play for the Saints this year.
Not exactly.... He was not just put on the PUP list like the rest he was the one designated to return. The FO can only designate one for return, and that was VB...
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