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Hawks expected to activate Deon Butler

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 8, 2011 at 10:35 am with 16 Comments »
November 8, 2011 10:35 am

First reported by Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times, the Seattle Seahawks are expected to activate receiver Deon Butler from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list today.

The Seahawks have not announced the move, or who they intend to release to clear a spot on the active roster for the Penn State product.

Butler started training camp and the regular season on the PUP list, as he rehabbed from a compound fracture he suffered in the final minutes of the San Francisco game on Dec. 12 last year.

Butler finished second on the team in receptions with 36 for 385 yards and four touchdowns in 2010. One of the fastest players on the team, Butler gives Seattle someone who can consistently stretch the field on the perimeter.

Seattle already has six receivers currently on the roster, so adding a seventh would appear to create a log jam at the position. We’ll see how the Seahawks resolve that issue later today when the move is officially announced.

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  1. Tate has more upside than Butler, IMO. I’d rather keep him. Maybe Durham or someone else will get “injured” in practice and placed on injured reserve.

  2. chuck_easton says:

    Now Canfan,

    Are you implying that teams use IR to stash players? That NEVER happens. Trust me. Would I lie? Nothing to see here.

    But if it were to happen which player is going to come down with the season ending hangnail today?

  3. Lol, Chuck. If only it could be Charlie that gets the hangnail. Then we might see Portis in action.

  4. chuck_easton says:

    Pre-emptive strike here,

    Yes, Albert Haynesworth got cut today by NE.

    No we shouldn’t bring him in for a look.

    The guy couldn’t be happy and productive on a team that is winning. He’d destroy our locker room.

  5. Haynesworth will be playing for Oakland by Sunday.

  6. chrisj122 says:

    Maybe Haynesworth and Curry can throw their helmets at each other.

  7. Any chance its Rice…. What with his new foot injury and his dodgy shoulder. IR him get him surgery on his shoulder and get him ready for 2012, now that we are out of contention of course !

  8. What’s up with Cole? I wouldn’t mind seeing him back next season in a back-up role to Mebane (who could back up Branch at the 3-tech when he needs a breather). That is, assuming his ankle is healthy.

  9. Boycie, we may be out of contention, but Pete Carroll does have his job at stake. He needs to make the team look competitive. Look what all those lop-sided losses did for Mora. A 2-14 record would put Pete on the hot seat. 6-10 and he’d be assured of coming back. I’m not saying that Paul Allen is thinking of firing Pete, but he does have deep pockets and would have no trouble swallowing the rest of Pete’s contract if the team tanks and someone like Cowher (god forbid) or Gruden is available.

  10. Dukeshire says:

    Carroll’s safe. No chance he would have taken this job, knowing what needed to be done to this roster, without assurances he’d be given the time to enact his philosophies and bring in his players.

  11. chuck_easton says:

    6-10 and I’m sticking to it.

    We beat St. Louis x2

    That’s 6-10

    Now if we manage a few suprise wins even better.

  12. 6-10 is no mans land, a very poor team yet just out of contention of the better players in the 1st round.
    That to me does more harm than good for both this franchise and Pete.
    Pete can see that and thats why we still have all these discipline issues. Starting with Pete, did you the the 3rd and 6 play at the end of the 3rd Quarter, the 23 yard completion to Witten that pete challenged, the hawks only had 10 players on the field, thats just dumb and should never happen at Pro level football.

    Im predicting 3-13 where we only beat The Rams at our place and then we draft Landry Jones

  13. No way PC is fired, even if we lose all of our remaining games by double-digits. Please stop talking like there’s even a remote chance he could get canned (unless we get Joe Paterno stories).

    We are still paying Mora $4 million for next season. And Mr. Happy is almost the highest paid coach in the NFL for the next three years (guaranteed salary, mind you). We’re paying over $10 million next year in salaries for our head coach(es). There’s no way they are going to can comPete so they can hire another guy and spend about $15-17 million in salary to their head coach(es). Besides, it’s normally not fair to fire someone when they are admittingly still early in their rebuild (unless you throw your guys under the bus and you can tell they won’t “buy in”). If I were a hotshot young coach, there’s no way in heck I’d go to Seattle to coach if I knew that I’d lose my job after one year if I didn’t win. They have to give Carroll a few more years. If they are 5-11 in 2013, then I can see it, but no way is he gone if we go 2-14 in 2011.

  14. “What’s up with Cole? I wouldn’t mind seeing him back next season in a back-up role to Mebane.”

    That’s a good call – he was very solid for us last year. I kind of forgot about him.

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