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Eagles tight end Hakeem Butler is officially active for the first time as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles for their Week 6 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Eagles signed Butler off of the Panthers' practice squad at the end of September and are transitioning him from wide receiver to tight end. He is active for the first time on Sunday, but that has likely more to do with the number of the injuries the Eagles are dealing with than anything else. Philadelphia has four tight ends active today (Butler, Zach Ertz, Richard Rodgers, and Jason Croom), so Butler is unlikely to play a significant role in the offense.
Hakeem Butler will not play Sunday’s Week 4 contest against the 49ers.
Butler was signed by the Eagles Tuesday and will be listed as a tight end. He will not play Sunday’s game against the 49ers as Butler gets familiar with his new team. Butler will provide tight end depth for the Eagles once activated to the main roster.
The Philadelphia Eagles signed Hakeem Butler off the Carolina Panthers' practice squad on Tuesday and are transitioning him from wide receiver to tight end.
Butler was the first pick in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals but spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve before being waived earlier this month. At 6-5, 224 pounds, Butler has the kind of athletic profile that could translate to the tight end position if he is able to add some weight and improve his run blocking. With Dallas Goedert landing on injured reserve, Butler should have an opportunity to contribute for the Eagles over the next few weeks if he is able to pick up enough of the playbook to be active on game days.
The Carolina Panthers are adding WR Hakeem Butler to their practice squad.
Listed at 6'5", The former Iowa State product and 2019 fourth-round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals has a massive frame and offers tremendous red-zone upside. However, to this point injuries have plagued his career.
The Arizona Cardinals released 2019 fourth-round pick WR Hakeem Butler on Friday.
The off-season acquisition of DeAndre Hopkins put pressure on the Cardinals receivers, and Butler couldn't beat out Andy Isabella, KeeSean Johnson, Trent Sherfield, or JoJo Ward as backups to Hopkins, Christian Kirk, and Larry Fitzgerald. There's a chance Butler resurfaces for another team given his talent, but it'll likely only be positional depth and not offer significant playing time or opportunity.