Dec/03/13 07:47 AM
Veteran offensive lineman Rashad Butler, signed Saturday to provide depth along the Steelers’ injury-riddled offensive line, left the team this morning citing personal reasons.
Butler was added to the roster this past weekend after Kelvin Beachum and Mike Adams were injured Thursday night in the loss to the Ravens.
Butler most recently played with the Browns before being released in early November. He played in 50 career games with the Texans and Browns.
The Steelers could look to add another veteran tackle to the mix this week before they play the Dolphins.
Nov/07/13 10:56 AM
The Cleveland Browns lost the first two games of the season without injured offensive guards Shawn Lauvao and Jason Pinkston. Now both of them are back.
Pinkston rejoined the team from the injured list yesterday, according to cleveland.com. The Browns made room for him by waiving offensive lineman Rashad Butler.
Pinkston was a third-round draft pick for the Browns in 2011. Butler was also a third-round pick, for the Carolina Panthers in 2006. He spent most of his career with the Houston Texans before signing with the Browns in the offseason.
Lauvao and John Greco are the Browns' starting guards, so we'll see how much playing time Pinkston is able to earn in the second half of the season.
May/09/13 08:54 AM
Tackle Rashad Butler has missed 30 of the last 32 games after tearing his triceps twice and he’ll be trying to get his career back on track in Cleveland this season.
Butler’s agent Ken Sarnoff tweeted out congratulations to Butler on signing a deal with the Browns. No financial terms have been announced for the deal with Butler, who entered the league as a third-round pick of the Panthers in 2006. He never played for Carolina, joining the Texans the next year and playing in 42 games with Houston.
Butler had a shot to become the right tackle last summer after Eric Winston left the team, but wound up being beaten out by Derek Newton during camp. Butler’s injury might have made losing that competition a moot point, but he was ticketed for a backup role all the same.
He’ll be trying to land the same role in Cleveland. Joe Thomas and Mitchell Schwartz are set as the team’s starters at left and right tackle respectively, leaving Butler to fight for a job against Oniel Cousins, 2013 seventh-round pick Garrett Gilkey and others.