LB Victor Butler Visiting the Eagles

The last remaining member of the 2009 draft class, Butler is set to depart in free agency

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It seems like free agent linebacker Victor Butler is as good as gone from Dallas, the team that drafted him out of Oregon State back in 2009, and the latest team showing some interest in him is one of the Cowboys’ most hated rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles.

According to multiple reports, Butler will visit Philadelphia on Tuesday. He has already visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns.

The Eagles would certainly make sense for Butler as they’re currently stockpiling outside linebackers for their new 3-4 defense, and Butler showed flashes of brilliance at the position while playing as a reserve in the Cowboys’ 3-4 system for all four seasons of his NFL career thus far.

If he signs with Philly, Butler will be in the mix with a group of outside linebackers that already includes Brandon Graham, Trent Cole, Everette Brown, Phillip Hunt and former Texan Connor Barwin, who was signed by the team two weeks ago.

We haven't put any number on the number of guys we want,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said recently, per “We want to be able to make sure we can get pressure on the quarterback. Getting pressure on the quarterback, preventing pressure, that is always stuff that is going to be important to us.”

Butler recorded three sacks in 2012.

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