NY Daily News: The Daily News has learned that the Jets are targeting Cowboys outside linebacker Victor Butler to fill one of those need areas. Gang Green released outside linebacker Calvin Pace a few weeks ago and unrestricted free agent Bryan Thomas isn’t expected to re-sign with the team.
Not the type of move that will make big headlines but exactly what John Idzik needs to be doing right now. Find younger players with upside that will come cheap. Butler is especially intriguing as he’s sat in Dallas behind very strong Outside Linebackers.
According to an nfl.com article on free agent pass rushers: “Playing behind Spencer and Ware, Butler compiled 11 sacks despite just two starts over the past four seasons. Still just 25 years old, he should appeal to teams seeking a breakout edge rusher in a 3-4 scheme.”
Would be a signing I’d support. Young. Has Talent. Cheap. Played 3-4 OLB. Played in a Ryan System. Upside.
Make it happen Idzik!