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Packers sign WR Butler

Butler played in 51 games at Louisiana-Lafayette


The Green Bay Packers have signed WR James Butler. The signing was announced Thursday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.

Butler, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound rookie, played in 51 games at Louisiana-Lafayette and registered 87 receptions for 1,130 yards (13.0 avg.) and four touchdowns. As a senior, he set career highs in receptions (38) and receiving yards (470). Butler will wear No. 13 for the Packers.

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