Anyways, the Redskins signed cornerback Jerametrius Butler per the Official Site. First and foremost, this man is in desperate need of a nickname as Jerametrius doesn't lend itself to easy copy. Reader(s) get it done.
Butler has played in 63 career games with 31 starts and has recorded a total of 176 tackles, nine interceptions, and 22 passes defensed.
His most productive season came in 2004, when he logged 79 tackles and five interceptions. A knee injury forced Butler to miss the entire 2005 season with Rams, but he returned in 2006 to play in six games.
Jerametrius' 2004 performance blows away anything either Rumph or Wright have done in their career, and would compare favorably with just about anyone on the roster not-named Shawn Springs. He started all 16 games, had 79 tackles, 5 interceptions, and 14 passes defensed. That was following a very solid 2003 when he had four interceptions and, again, more than 70 tackles. The big knock on him is that as recently as 2005 he suffered a season-ending injury that's kept him largely under the radar. Whether that injury is recurring or not is immaterial, as Butler is not being brought in to start immediately but rather as a quality backup (behind even David Macklin; we're talking about #4 CB). If he goes down, we lose nothing. At this point, Butler has not yet made the team -- should he do so he will have already outperformed expectations.
To make room the team released DB Chip Cox. Best of luck, Chip, we hardly knew you.
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