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Packers | Team to induct Brooks, Butler into Hall of Fame

Sat, 27 Jan 2007 09:24:02 -0800

The Green Bay Packers announced Saturday, Jan. 27, that former WR Robert Brooks and S LeRoy Butler will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame July 21, 2007.

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Jaguars | Butler Wants To Join Staff

Tue, 21 Jan 2003 07:12:10 -0800

The Florida Times-Union reports former Green Bay Packers S and Florida native LeRoy Butler is interested in joining the Jacksonville Jaguars either as an assistant on the field or in the front office. He has sent a letter to the team expressing his interest. Team spokesman Dan Edwards said new head coach Jack Del Rio is still in the process of putting together his staff, so it is unknown if Butler would fit into his plans.

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Packers | Butler Could Return As A Coach, Well Maybe

Wed, 15 Jan 2003 07:33:39 -0800

Todd McMahon reports for the News-Chronicle former Green Bay Packers S LeRoy Butler could return to the team as an assistant coach, if there is an opening and if he decides he wants to. Reached Tuesday at his residence, Butler said he hasn't given much consideration to possibly rejoining the Packers in a coaching capacity next season. Butler sent a resume Tuesday to Jacksonville Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver. While he awaits a response from Weaver, Butler said "another (NFL) team in Florida" extended "a real nice offer" a couple weeks ago for a jack-of-all-trades position. He wouldn't divulge the team.

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Packers | Butler To ESPN

Fri, 13 Sep 2002 22:46:40 -0700

The Journal Sentinel reports ESPN has hired former Packers S LeRoy Butler as a football analyst. His duties will include helping the network's studio announcers break down film. He will also analyze play and offer his opinions on ESPN.com Sunday night and do a segment on ESPNews on Monday.

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Packers | Butler Retirement Official

Thu, 18 Jul 2002 13:53:45 -0700

Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers S LeRoy Butler officially announced his NFL retirement earlier Thursday.

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Packers | Butler to Retire

Wed, 17 Jul 2002 17:12:16 -0700

Packers.com reports the Green Bay Packers S LeRoy Butler will announce his retirement on Thursday.

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Packers | Filling In

Thu, 11 Jul 2002 06:42:33 -0700

The News-Chronicle reports Green Bay Packers rookie S Marques Anderson could be thrown into a starter's role right off the bat. He is a candidate to fill the void at free safety until starting S LeRoy Butler and Antuan Edwards are given a clean bill of health. "There's a lot of pressure for me to get in there right away," Anderson said Wednesday. "I have to be on top of my game in case something happens where (Butler and Edwards) aren't ready to go." Butler is expected to miss the first two weeks of training camp as he recovers from a shoulder injury. Edwards is on track to rejoin his teammates at the outset of camp.

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Packers | Butler Takes Paycut

Sat, 22 Jun 2002 09:34:45 -0700

ESPN.comís Len Pasquarelli reports Green Bay Packers SS LeRoy Butler has agreed to restructure his salary. Butler will have his salary ($2.25 million) slashed down to $750,000 this year. Butler can earn back $750,000 through playing time incentives. Butler remains under contract through 2005 and is still recovering from a fractured left scapula (shoulder).

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Packers | Butler Not Cleared Yet

Fri, 21 Jun 2002 11:56:24 -0700

Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports for the Sporting News that Green Bay Packers S LeRoy Butler (shoulder) will not participate in contact drills until the end of training camp. Butler has been working with a personal trainer to get him in shape. He is close to being cleared for action.

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Packers | Ahead Of the Curve?

Sun, 16 Jun 2002 10:16:14 -0700

The News-Chronicle reports the Green Bay Packers may be getting a jump on the rest of the league with the work they are doing at their mini-camps. Instead of going through drills over and over, coach Mike Sherman took an approach to get the Packers going when training camp begins. "We're going to be ahead of every team in the league, because we're installing everything this (camp)," S LeRoy Butler said.

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Packers | Butler Update

Thu, 13 Jun 2002 09:11:39 -0700

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler (shoulder) will have his injured shoulder checked later this month. He ran on his own during the camp, but didn't participate in workouts.

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Packers | Butler Continues to Sit

Fri, 07 Jun 2002 11:13:36 -0700

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Green Bay Packers S LeRoy Butler (shoulder) missed Thursdayís practice.

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Packers | Butler Remains Sidelined

Thu, 06 Jun 2002 11:27:13 -0700

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Green Bay Packers S LeRoy Butler (shoulder) missed practice again on Wednesday.

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Packers | Still Sitting

Sun, 02 Jun 2002 08:22:55 -0700

Packersnews.com reports the team will go through next week's mini-camp without five defensive players, safeties LeRoy Butler and Antuan Edwards, LBs Nate Wayne and Chris Gizzi and DE Jamal Reynolds will all miss as they continue to rehab previous injuries. Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell is hopeful all five will be ready when training camp begins in July. Butler appears to be the biggest question mark of the five.

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Packers | New Deal Coming for Butler

Thu, 30 May 2002 07:21:57 -0700

PackersNews.com reports Green Bay Packers S LeRoy Butlerís agent, Gene Burrough, said Butler will likely agree to a contract renegotiation with the team within the next month. The two sides have been talking but havenít come to terms yet.

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Packers | More On Butler

Sun, 28 Apr 2002 09:25:36 -0700

Christopher Walsh reports for PackersNews.com S LeRoy Butler (shoulder) continues to work to be ready for training camp. Contrary to an earlier report, Butler did not undergo recent surgery on the shoulder. He is rehabbing the injured area five days a week. "I donít really have a timetable,Ē Butler said. ďI just know that we play Atlanta first. Thatís the team I got hurt against and thatís the team that I want to play." The team is expected to renegotiate his contract, once they know he is healthy.

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Packers | Butler May Not Practice Until July

Thu, 25 Apr 2002 12:46:36 -0700

The Press Gazette reports Green Bay Packers S LeRoy Butler (shoulder) still hasn't fully healed following surgery on his shoulder. He's not taking part in this week's minicamp and probably won't be able to practice until training camp in July.

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Packers | Butler Update

Fri, 12 Apr 2002 00:21:08 -0700

The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman indicated S LeRoy Butler (shoulder) is in the Packers' plans for 2002 as long as his shoulder injury heals with no problems. Sherman noted he isn't sure if the team has a player capable of replacing him yet. Butler has been going through rehab in Florida and travels to Green Bay about once a month for tests. He took a pay cut a year ago and has told the team he's willing to do so again this season.

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Packers | Can They Find the Money For Trotter?

Sat, 06 Apr 2002 01:55:51 -0800

Updating an earlier story, the Green Bay Packers would reportedly be interested in free agent LB Jeremiah Trotter (Eagles). The big question is do they have the money to sign him? The Packers had considered trading for Trotter but thought his salary demands, thought to be at least $5 million per year with a sizable signing bonus, were too high. The Packers need to restructure contracts or cut players to find the needed money. S LeRoy Butler and WR Antonio Freeman remain candidates for the above mentioned fates.

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Packers | Butler Update

Tue, 02 Apr 2002 07:21:16 -0800

Christopher Walsh reports for PackersNews.com agent Gene Burrough said he doesnít foresee a contract renegotiation for Green Bay Packers S LeRoy Butler (shoulder), until Butlerís health status is clear. Burrough said Butlerís shoulder is healing as expected, but it may take another two months to get an accurate read on if it will fully recover.

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Packers | More On Butler

Mon, 11 Mar 2002 10:23:59 -0800

According to the Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Packers S LeRoy Butler had his injured left shoulder examined and team physician Patrick McKenzie gave him clearance to resume heavy workouts. "He said I can start lifting and running," Butler said. "I can start getting in great shape. I don't have any pain."

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Packers | Holding Off On Butler

Sun, 17 Feb 2002 18:11:43 -0800

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports for the Sporting News the Green Bay Packers are expected to wait several months before making a decision on S LeRoy Butler's future with the team. They want to make sure the broken shoulder blade he suffered last season isn't a risk factor. His $2.25 million salary will have to be reduced for him to return to the team, but there is no urgency to get the deal done right now.

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Packers | Jue Steps In

Fri, 23 Nov 2001 13:31:12 -0800

Packernews.com reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman said he was impressed with Bhawoh Jue's first NFL start. Jue, who was starting in place of LeRoy Butler (shoulder), finished with seven tackles, including six solo, and one big forced fumble.

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Packers | Roster Moves

Tue, 20 Nov 2001 13:59:37 -0800

Packers.com reports the Green Bay Packers have released PK James Tuthill and signed CB Keith Thibodeaux. The move basically reverses the moves the team made last week. The team officially place S LeRoy Butler on IR and they made the previously reported signing of S Billy Jenkins official.

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Packers | Butler Done | Jenkins To Replace Him

Mon, 19 Nov 2001 22:59:55 -0800

Tom Silverstein reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the Green Bay Packers will place S LeRoy Butler (shoulder) on injured reserve tomorrow so they can add free agent Billy Jenkins to the roster. Jenkins, who was released four weeks ago by the Denver Broncos, will sign a prorated, one-year deal worth $448,000 with no signing bonus. Butler said he was already planning his comeback for 2002.

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Packers | Life Without Butler

Mon, 19 Nov 2001 13:09:53 -0800

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman said he has already spoken to vice president of football operations Mark Hatley about signing a replacement for S LeRoy Butler (shoulder), who may be out for the rest of the season. Among the free-agent safeties the team may be interested in looking at are Mark Carrier, Billy Jenkins, Marty Carter, Mike Dumas, Henry Jones and Greg Jeffries. Jenkins is probably the best athlete of the bunch, although he is more of a run-supporting strong safety than a free safety.

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Packers | Turn To the Backup To A Backup

Sun, 18 Nov 2001 20:00:35 -0800

The Associated Press reports after Green Bay Packers starting S LeRoy Butler broke his shoulder today, he was replaced by backup S Chris Akins. Akins was benched early in the fourth quarter when he committed a 15-yard personal foul on a drive that led to Atlanta's decisive touchdown. Akins was upset as he was pulled from the game and he got into an animated discussion with coach Mike Sherman on the sidelines. "He was still emotional from the play that just occurred, I'm sure," said Sherman. Sherman said he benched Akins for slamming his helmet. Akins was replaced by rookie S Bhawoh Jue. After the game Akins was contrite for his actions.

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Packers | Butler Suffers Broken Shoulder Blade

Sun, 18 Nov 2001 13:43:25 -0800

Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers S LeRoy Butler (shoulder) may be done for the season after suffering a broken left shoulder blade during Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He is out indefinitely.

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Packers | Injury Notes

Thu, 08 Nov 2001 20:32:58 -0800

Michael Cunningham reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Green Bay Packers LT Chad Clifton (ankle) missed practice for the second straight day and remained listed as questionable. Coach Mike Sherman said if Clifton can't practice Friday, OT Barry Stokes would start in his place. NT Gilbert Brown (thigh) sat out practice again Thursday, but he is expected to play Sunday. S LeRoy Butler (chest) and CB Mike McKenzie (calf) are expected to play Sunday. Both practiced fully today after missing Wednesday's practice.

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Packers | More Injury Notes

Wed, 07 Nov 2001 20:44:41 -0800

According to Michael Cunningham of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (thigh) sat out practice Wednesday and he was listed as questionable on the injury report. NT Gilbert Brown (thigh), S LeRoy Butler (chest) and TE David Martin (toe) also missed practice. All were listed as probable on the report. DB Mike McKenzie was held out of portions of practice with what the team said is a bruised calf but should be fine. DT Steve Warren (thigh) is on the PUP list, but his return for this season remains doubtful.

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Packers | Butler Update

Fri, 02 Nov 2001 17:48:24 -0800

Green Bay Packers S LeRoy Butler (bruised chest) was able to practice on Friday, according to ESPN's John Clayton. He reportedly looks ready to play. DT Gilbert Brown (groin) practiced and should be ready to play as well.

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Packers | Butler Update

Thu, 01 Nov 2001 20:59:11 -0800

The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers starting S LeRoy Butler took part in most of practice and hit the tackling dummy to see how his ailing chest would respond. It appears he will be able to play Sunday, but a final determination won't be made until later today or Saturday.

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Packers | Butler Update

Wed, 31 Oct 2001 14:34:45 -0800

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman said S LeRoy Butler (chest) was able to practice Wednesday morning, but hasn't been involved in contact drills as of yet. The team would like to test him out in contact workouts by Thursday to see where he stands. Sherman said there's a chance that Butler may not get any better by Sunday's game, but he's currently listed as probable for this weekend's game.

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Packers | Secondary Notes

Mon, 29 Oct 2001 22:57:22 -0800

The Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers have moved CB Bhawoh Jue to free safety as insurance. They are looking at Jue as their potential starter this weekend if normal starter LeRoy Butler (chest) can't play. As previously reported, Butler appears to be 50/50 to play this weekend. On Monday, Butler took some turns with the No. 1 defense in a practice conducted without pads. Jue has the size (6 feet, 197 pounds) to play safety but hasn't played there since his senior year in high school.

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Packers | Defensive Injury Updates

Mon, 29 Oct 2001 16:14:30 -0800

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman said S LeRoy Butler (ribs) is 50/50 right now and could be limited in practice again this week. LB K.D. Williams (ankle) practiced on Monday and should be back at full-speed by Wednesday. NT Gilbert Brown (bruised groin) should be able to practice by Wednesday or Thursday and Sherman believes he'll be ready to play this weekend.

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Packers | Sitting Out

Tue, 23 Oct 2001 20:36:38 -0700

The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre (general soreness) led a parade of players that sat out practice today. WR Bill Schroeder (ankle), CB Tyrone Williams (groin), S LeRoy Butler (chest), WR Donald Driver (thigh), NT Gilbert Brown (groin), LB Na'il Diggs (ribs), LB Nate Wayne (knee) and LB K.D. Williams (ankle) all sat out practice as well. TE Bubba Franks was excused for personal reasons and DT Santana Dotson spent the practice working to strengthen his surgically repaired quadriceps tendon.

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Packers | Injury Update

Mon, 22 Oct 2001 14:17:27 -0700

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman said S LeRoy Butler (chest) is scheduled to undergo a CAT scan today. The team believes he just has a sprain of the cartilage in his chest. DT Gilbert Brown (groin), LB Nate Wayne (patella tendinitis) and CB Tyrone Williams (strained groin) were also banged up during Sunday's game. All four players are expected to be fine following their BYE this weekend.

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Packers | Butler Injured

Sun, 21 Oct 2001 18:59:08 -0700

The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers S LeRoy Butler was carted off in the first half of today's game with a bruised chest and he didn't return.

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Packers | Trading Places

Tue, 31 Jul 2001 20:54:20 -0700

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers have formally switched the titles of S LeRoy Butler to free safety and S Darren Sharper to strong safety. In the defensive system of coordinator Ed Donatell the safeties basically are interchangeable.

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Packers | Freeman Still Quiet | More

Thu, 22 Mar 2001 00:18:56 -0800

According to the Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Packers WR Antonio Freeman continued to avoid the media after practice. Coach Mike Sherman said that Freeman looked sharp during workouts and that he was impressed with his route-running. S LeRoy Butler said he spent time with Freeman this off-season and Freeman is committed to the team. C Frank Winters, scheduled to be a backup this season, told offensive line coach Larry Beightol he wants to still be a starter this season. Currently, Mike Flanagan is slated to be the team's starting center.

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Titans | Assistant Choice Soon

Mon, 19 Feb 2001 09:14:36 -0800

As an update to previously reported stories, the Tennessean reports there is a new favorite to land the Tennessee Titans DBs coaching spot to replace Jerry Gray who left for Buffalo. Florida State defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews now appears to be coach Jeff Fisher's choice for the job. He will find out later today if Andrews will accept the job. At Florida State he has coached a numner of NFL players including, including Deion Sanders, Terrell Buckley, LeRoy Butler, Clifton Abraham, Corey Sawyer and Samari Rolle. After this position is hired, Fisher has one more opening on his staff - Ronnie Vinklarek's defensive assistant role.

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Packers | Team Notes

Tue, 23 Jan 2001 13:03:01 -0800

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports the Packers coaching staff is on vacation this week, its first extended time off since just before training camp last summer. S LeRoy Butler said he spoke to former Packers DE Reggie White, who played with the Panthers in 200, last week, and that White hadn't decided whether to retire.

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Packers | Butler Gets New Deal

Fri, 29 Dec 2000 00:42:20 -0800

As an update to an earlier report, the Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers S LeRoy Butler agreed to terms late Thursday with the team on a restructured contract that will give the club salary cap relief and likely keep him as their starting strong safety for two more seasons. The arrangement probably will pay Butler about $4 million in the next two years, including about $1.75 in 2001 and about $2.25 million in 2002. His salary cap for 2001 had been an unmanageable $3.7 million.

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Packers | Looking At 2001

Tue, 26 Dec 2000 23:19:52 -0800

The Journal-Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers began working on restructuring the contract of S LeRoy Butler on Tuesday. Negotiator Andrew Brandt and agent Gene Burrough talked on the phone Tuesday to see if they could restructure Butler's contract and arrive at a smaller salary-cap number for 2001. The Packers could be roughly $6 million to $8 million over the 2001 cap of $67.4 million when free agency begins March 2. Butler, who has five years left on his deal, has shown a willingness to restructure his deal, which escalates to $3.7 million in salary cap dollars next season. After the Butler situation is settled, the Packers will set their sights on running back Dorsey Levens, whose $7.4 million salary cap number must be lowered dramatically. WR Antonio Freeman ($4.8 million cap number in 2001), DT Santana Dotson ($4.3 million), ORT Earl Dotson ($3.55 million) and LB Brian Williams ($3.9 million) could be candidates for restructuring as well.

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Packers | Game Injury Notes

Tue, 28 Nov 2000 16:20:40 -0800

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Packers DT Santana Dotson suffered a quad strain above the right knee in the second quarter and didn't return to the game. Coach Mike Sherman said Dotson will have an MRI test Tuesday to see if there's further damage. S LeRoy Butler was hit in the head late in the game and S Antuan Edwards had cramps, but both are fine.

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Packers | Butler Out

Wed, 09 Jun 1999 16:00:00 -0700

Packers.com is reporting S LeRoy Butler was out of town attending to a family commitment.

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Packers | Butler Practices

Tue, 08 Jun 1999 17:50:00 -0700

Packers.com reports S LeRoy Butler took part in some non-contact blitz drills as he continues his recovery from ankle surgery.

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