Posted: 3/21/2013 5:38 AM
Phoenix - The New Orleans Saints will host free-agent linebacker Victor Butler on a visit Thursday, according to a league source. The Saints are looking for outside linebackers as they convert to a 3-4 scheme under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
Butler, who is 6 feet 2 and 245 pounds, played under Ryan with the Dallas Cowboys. The 25-year-old had 25 tackles and three sacks last season. He was a fourth-round pick by the Cowboys out of Oregon State in 2009.
Butler has already visited the Steelers during free agency, but left Pittsburgh without a contract.
CBSSports.com first reported the news of his visit.
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Free agent OLB Victor Butler left his Saints visit without a contract and is scheduled to meet with the Browns next.The Cleveland meeting is scheduled for Monday. Butler's visit lasted two days in New Orleans, but the sides didn't come to an agreement. Previously in free agency, Butler visited the Steelers and drew strong interest from the Jets.