OWINGS MILLS – Wide receiver Jeremy Butler became a surprising cut day casualty for the Ravens when he was let go early Saturday afternoon, according to ProFootballTalk.
Butler was the Ravens’ leading receiver during the preseason with 16 catches and 148 yards and two touchdowns. However, Butler became more expendable with the Ravens’ interest in free agent wide receiver – kick returner Devin Hester. While not commenting on Butler, head coach John Harbaugh said after Saturday’s practice that Hester had worked out for the team both Friday and Saturday morning, and that he had also taken a physical. The decision on whether to sign Hester still remained with general manager Ozzie Newsome, but it was clear the Ravens were serious about making the move.
Butler could return to the Ravens on their practice squad, but there was a chance he would be picked up on waivers by another team. Only 25 years old, and with 31 catches for the Ravens last season, Butler has shown enough to make other teams interested.