DT - BUF
Bills DT Vernon Butler restructured his contract with the team.
In other words, he took a pay cut to remain in Buffalo. Butler will once again operate as a rotation player for the Bills' defensive line in 2021.
Former Carolina DT Vernon Butler agrees to a two-year, $16M deal with the Bills. Butler can make up to $18M, and he’ll receive $9.3M guaranteed.
Butler had an impressive 2019 season with the Panthers, recording 32 tackles and six sacks. The former first-round pick out of Louisiana Tech played four seasons for Carolina, but will now take his talents to Buffalo. The Bills hope that Butler can build off his very good 2019 campaign for them at least through 2021.
Vernon Butler finished Sunday’s win over the Buccaneers with two solo tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles.
Butler currently has four total tackles, three sacks, and three forced fumbles through Week 6. He can be left on waivers in most leagues.
Carolina defensive tackle Vernon Butler was accused of assault by a woman in a Texas bar.
IDP owners hoping for the reported expanded role possibly heading Butler's way in 2018 may have just taken another hit. The first hit being that after the report first serviced the Carolina Panther had signed Dontari Poe. IDP owners should track the situation for updates as the season is soon to begin.
With pending free agent Star Lotulelei possibly hitting the open market after former general manager Dave Gettleman picked up his fifth-year option for 2017 and never working out a long-term deal, Butler may find himself in a starting role in 2018. Lotulelei will not be cheap at this point in his career for Carolina to retain. His talents will be in high demand on the open market if he isn't resigned.
Butler was Carolina's first-round pick in 2016 and has flashed at times when playing a limited role. IDP owners in fantasy football will want to monitor the situation throughout the offseason to determine if Butler could be a deep sleeper in 2018.