Vernon Butler

Vernon Butler

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 330 lbsAge: 25College: Louisiana TechDrafted: #30 (1st Rd. by Carolina)

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Vernon Butler accused of assault

Carolina defensive tackle Vernon Butler was accused of assault by a woman in a Texas bar.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Vernon Butler to have a possible expanded role in 2018

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.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Vernon Butler doubtful for season opener

Vernon Butler is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers with a knee injury. The defensive tackle was a limited participant in practice this week after going down in the preseason opener.

Fantasy Impact

“Butler was probably the biggest disappointment,” head coach Ron Rivera said. “We were hoping for Vernon, but the slow recovery process for a big guy with a knee injury was tough.” Butler totaled 1.5 sacks last season in his rookie year and is listed behind Kawann Short on the depth chart. Without Butler on the field, defensive tackle Kyle Love could receive an increased workload.

Jeff Latka2 years ago
Vernon Butler exits with knee injury

DT Vernon Butler (knee) will have an MRI on what the Panthers are hoping is only a sprained knee.

Fantasy Impact

A top reserve defensive tackle for the Panthers, any fantasy owners who own him will want to keep an eye on his situation. Butler (knee) has future IDP upside when the Panthers are forced to address whether they pay their starting DT Star Lotulelei in 2018.

Vernon Butler will miss two to three weeks with high ankle sprain

First round pick DT Vernon Butler will miss two to three weeks with a high ankle sprain suffered in Week 3. Butler has three tackles and one sack in three games this season.

Fantasy Impact

DT Kawaan Short and DT Star Lotululei will continue to start and dominate the defensive line. Panthers DST is a weekly top 10 choice depending on the matchup.

Sean Fitzpatrick3 years ago