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Saints Sign Quincy Butler

The Saints placed offensive tackle Alex Barron on injured reserve earlier today. They immediately filled his roster spot with cornerback Quincy Butler, who has started 8 games for the St. Louis Rams the last two seasons.

Butler has bounced around the league for the past 5 seasons. He was originally signed in 2006 by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of TCU. He spent two years on the Cowboys practice squad, and then had a brief stint in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders.

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His next stop was actually in New Orleans, spending a large portion of the 2008 season on the Saints practice squad, eventually being released in December of that season.

The St. Louis Rams then signed Butler in 2009, where he saw his most playing time. At the end of the ’09 season, he was not retained by the Rams, and the Saints actually signed Butler last year when they placed Randall Gay on IR. Butler was cut less than a week later to make room for Darren Sharper when he came off the PUP list. The Rams then signed Butler again last October, where he played out the rest of the 2010 season on the St. Louis 53 man roster.

Now Butler begins his 3rd stint with the Saints, hoping he’ll finally stick. Saints rookie CB Johnny Patrick and free agent signee Fabian Washington are both currently nursing injuries, and are unable to practice.

The 27 year old Butler ran a 4.40 40 yard dash at his TCU pro day back in 2006. Despite his speed and starting experience, Butler is still a long shot to make the regular season 53 man roster.

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