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.