The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that the Cleveland Browns will be meeting with former Cowboys outside linebacker, Victor Butler.
Butler, 25, has visited with the Steelers and Saints, but has not signed with a team yet. Butler started two games last season and recorded three total sacks with two forced fumbles.
The Browns signed tight end Kellen Davis and cornerback Chris Owens to one-year deals today. Davis, played five seasons with the Bears and was the starter when the team traded Greg Olsen to the Panthers. The team released Davis when they signed Martellus Bennett last week.
Coach Chudzinski said this about Davis: “His size and strength give him the ability to be a good blocker. He is a big guy who can run and provides a big target. We feel like he has a chance to help us at the tight end position.”
Chris Owens came into the league in 2009. He was drafted in the third round by the Atlanta Falcons. Owens has 99 career tackles and two career interceptions.
Coach Chudzinski had this to say about Owens: “Chris is an experienced cornerback who has played both inside and outside,” Chudzinski said. “He is very athletic with good movement skills. He is a tough, hard-nosed competitor – attributes which we are looking for in all of our players.”
The team has also signed: Former Ravens linebacker Paul Kruger, former Cardinals linebacker Quentin Groves, former Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant, and former Panthers tight end Gary Barnidge.
As you see, the team is stacking up on linebackers and tight ends. Victor Butler could be the next one added to this list.