The Arizona Cardinals finally signed a receiver on Monday but they will need more
Last week we mentioned how former Dallas Cowboys receiver Brice Butler was visiting the Arizona Cardinals. On Monday he made it official.
Butler will play for the Cardinals for at least the next two seasons. His contract terms were not available but it is for two-years per Mike Jurecki of arizonasports.com.
Butler started his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders and spent two seasons there before spending the last three in Dallas. He has mainly been a backup his entire career.
For his career, he has just 73 receptions for 1,177-yards and eight touchdowns. Six of those touchdowns came over the past two seasons, three in each.
Butler isn’t going to bowl people over with his statistics and isn’t considered a huge get. However at the same time, he is someone that can possibly challenge for a starting spot opposite Larry Fitzgerald.
He likely though would be a number three or four receiver in Arizona. The Cardinals aren’t done bringing guys in.
This signing means the Cardinals are still negative one in the receiver department since the 2017 season ended. They lost both Jaron Brown and John Brown. Butler is the first receiver pickup of the free agency period.
It didn’t work out in either Oakland or Dallas for Butler. Hopefully he can perform well enough in camps and preseason to be considered a top threat.
Right now though it would behoove the Cardinals to build depth at the position because some guys won’t work out. Remember, the Cardinals had 12 receivers in camp last August.
Former head coach Bruce Arians didn’t like what he saw from many of them. Hopefully new coach Steve Wilks can bring in guys that are ready to help this offense put points on the board in 2018.