Free-agent outside linebacker Victor Butler wrapped up his visit with the Browns today without a contract, and the Philadelphia Eagles will be the next stop on his offseason tour, a league source confirmed for the Beacon Journal.
The source said Butler would visit the Eagles tonight and Tuesday.
Butler arrived in Northeast Ohio on Sunday and took a physical for the Browns today, the source said. In addition to the Browns, he has reportedly visited the New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers.
The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Butler spent the past four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. Since the Cowboys picked Butler, 25, in the fourth round (No. 110 overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, he has tallied 11 sacks.
Butler played outside linebacker last season in ex-Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s 3-4 scheme and compiled 25 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles. He started one of the 16 games in which he appeared.
The Browns beat out the Saints to land former Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Paul Kruger in free agency, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported. The Browns also signed former Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Quentin Groves this month, but they’re obviously still looking to bolster the pass rush in defensive coordinator Ray Horton’s 3-4 multi-front scheme.