Free agent linebacker Victor Butler visited with the Eagles today, but left without a contract.
There is still mutual interest in getting a deal done, according to an NFL source. But Butler has met with a number of other teams, including the Browns and Saints, and could be mulling over multiple offers.
Butler underwent a physical and met with Eagles coaches on Tuesday. The Eagles are looking to add to their stable of pass rushers. The 6-foot-2, 248-pound Butler would likely be used as a situational outside linebacker and special teams contributor and isn't expected to affect the status of either Trent Cole or Brandon Graham. Second-year defensive end Vinny Curry still has a ways to go before he's assured a roster spot.
Cole and Graham have only played as 4-3 defensive ends in the NFL, but the Eagles have said that they are confident both will be able to adjust to the team's expected switch to a defense that has many 3-4 elements. The Eagles did sign linebacker Connor Barwin, who has played in a 3-4 the last two seasons, away from the Texans two weeks ago.