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  Packers | More players released    Tue Sep 1, 05:46 PM

Green Bay Packers WR James Butler and TE Harold Spears were released Tuesday, Sept. 1.

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  Rams | James Butler could be on bubble    Tue Jul 26, 10:46 PM

The addition of S Quintin Mikell by the St. Louis Rams could make S James Butler a salary cap casualty. Butler counts nearly $3.3 million against the salary cap and is now one of five safeties on roster.

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  Rams | Steve Spagnuolo confident in safeties    Thu Feb 24, 11:30 AM

St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said he remains confident in the remaining safeties on the roster - FS Darian Stewart, FS Craig Dahl and SS James Butler, according to CBSSports.com. Although the Rams released FS Oshiomogho Atogwe, Spagnuolo said the team can still bring him back at some point.

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  Rams | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 21, 03:09 PM

The St. Louis Rams have declared WR Danario Alexander, DL Darell Scott, TE Derek Schouman, DL Eugene Sims, SS James Butler, OG John Greco, CB Kevin Dockery, CB Quincy Butler inactive for Week 11.

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  Rams | James Butler practices Friday    Fri Nov 19, 04:36 PM

St. Louis Rams S James Butler (ankle) practiced Friday, Nov. 19, and is probable for Week 11. Butler will play.

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  Rams | Three practice Thursday    Thu Nov 18, 04:10 PM

St. Louis Rams S James Butler (ankle), FB Brit Miller (head) and OT Rodger Saffold (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 18.

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  Rams | Five players limited during practice    Wed Nov 17, 04:52 PM

St. Louis Rams FB Brit Miller (head), WR Danario Alexander (knee), OT Rodger Saffold (ankle), SS James Butler (ankle) and P Donnie Jones (calf) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 17.

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  Rams | Week 10 Inactives    Sun Nov 14, 03:13 PM

The St. Louis Rams have declared WR Danario Alexander, LB David Vobora, DL Eugene Sims, TE Fendi Onobun, SS James Butler, OG John Greco, CB Justin King, CB Quincy Butler inactive for Week 10.

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  Rams | Two will not play in Week 10    Fri Nov 12, 07:47 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Danario Alexander (knee) and SS James Butler (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 12, and have been ruled out for Week 10.

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  Rams | Six limited in Thursday practice    Thu Nov 11, 08:15 PM

St. Louis Rams S James Butler (ankle), DE James Hall (hand), RB Steven Jackson (finger), RB Brit Miller (calf), TE Fendi Onobun (back) and OT Rodger Saffold (shoulder) were all limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 11.

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  Rams | Four miss Wednesday practice    Wed Nov 10, 09:35 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Danario Alexander (knee), S James Butler (ankle), RB Brit Miller (calf) and TE Fendi Onobun (back) all missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 10.

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  Rams | James Butler injury update    Wed Nov 3, 02:46 PM

St. Louis Rams FS James Butler (ankle) does not have a high ankle sprain and is not expected to miss as much time, reports StLouisRams.com.

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  Rams | James Butler believed to have high ankle sprain    Mon Nov 1, 03:44 PM

St. Louis Rams FS James Butler (ankle) is believed to have a high ankle sprain and will undergo an MRI Monday, Nov. 1, according to StLouisRams.com.

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  Rams | Four players probable for Week 8    Fri Oct 29, 07:53 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mardy Gilyard (hamstring), LB David Vobora (hamstring), LB James Laurinaitis (knee) and SS James Butler (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 29. They are listed as probable for Week 8 and are expected to play.

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  Rams | Four limited Thursday    Thu Oct 28, 04:39 PM

St. Louis Rams SS James Butler (knee), CB Ron Bartell (neck), LB James Laurinaitis (knee) and OT Jason Smith (illness) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 28.

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  Rams | Six players miss practice    Wed Oct 27, 04:34 PM

St. Louis Rams TE Fendi Onobun (back), DTs Fred Robbins (toe) and Darell Scott (ankle), CB Justin King (hamstring), SS James Butler (knee) and SS Darian Stewart (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 27.

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  Rams | James Butler could miss some time    Mon Oct 25, 01:08 PM

St. Louis Rams SS James Butler (knee) could miss several weeks after spraining the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in Week 7, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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  Rams | James Butler probable for Week 1    Fri Sep 10, 08:05 PM

St. Louis Rams S James Butler (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 10, but is listed as probable for Week 1. He may try to play, but would be a backup if he is active for the game, reports Jim Thomas, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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  Rams | James Butler limited Thursday    Thu Sep 9, 04:53 PM

St. Louis Rams FS James Butler (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 9.

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  Rams | James Butler's status for Week 1 uncertain    Thu Sep 9, 04:16 PM

St. Louis Rams FS James Butler's (knee) status for Week 1 is uncertain because of a knee injury he suffered in the preseason, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Butler will not start the game, but head coach Steve Spagnuolo hopes to have him on the active roster for the game.

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  Rams | James Butler limited Wednesday    Wed Sep 8, 04:40 PM

St. Louis Rams FS James Butler (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

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  Rams | Five from the secondary sit out Saturday    Sun Aug 22, 11:33 PM

St. Louis Rams CB Kevin Dockery (hip), CB Justin King (calf), CB Jerome Murphy (ankle), S James Butler (knee) and S Kevin Payne (knee) all sat out the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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  Rams | Nine sat out second preseason game    Sun Aug 22, 03:55 AM

St. Louis Rams CB Kevin Dockery (hip), CB Justin King (calf), CB Jerome Murphy (ankle), S James Butler (knee), S Kevin Payne (knee), WR Brandon Gibson (hamstring), OG John Greco (chest), DE George Selvie (leg) and DE Eugene Sims (hamstring) did not play Saturday, Aug. 21, reports Jim Thomas, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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  Rams | Several to miss practice this week    Sun Aug 15, 04:04 PM

St. Louis Rams CB Justin King (calf), PK Josh Brown (hip), OG John Greco (pectoral), SS James Butler (knee) and DE Eugene Sims (hamstring) will not participate in practice this week, reports Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com.

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  Rams | Craig Dahl to start at strong safety    Fri Aug 13, 05:00 AM

St. Louis Rams S Craig Dahl will start at strong safety in place of James Butler (knee) Saturday, Aug. 14, reports Kathleen Nelson, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Dahl has been working with the first-string defense since Butler, who is expected to miss a few weeks, suffered a sprained MCL.

Footballguys view: Dahl has a chance to be a top 20 IDP safety for as long as Butler is out.

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  Rams | James Butler out for extended period     Sat Aug 7, 12:09 PM

St. Louis Rams SS James Butler (knee) will miss an extended period of time with a sprained knee, according to head coach Steve Spagnuolo, the team announced Saturday, Aug. 7.

Footballguys view: There's no word on the specific injury or timeframe for Butler's return, so for the time being, Craig Dahl becomes a nice IDP sleeper.

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  Rams | James Butler suffers knee injury    Fri Aug 6, 06:33 PM

St. Louis Rams SS James Butler (knee) suffered a knee injury in practice Friday, Aug. 6, and will undergo an MRI Saturday, Aug. 7, to determine the extent of the injury, reports StLouisRams.com's Nick Wagoner.

Footballguys view: Butler is a nice IDP sleeper who produced at a top 10-15 clip in most leagues once he was healthy last year, so this is a situation to watch in IDP leagues. Craig Dahl would be the biggest beneficiary if Butler is seriously injured.

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  Rams | Butler probable for Week 7    Fri Oct 23, 05:00 PM

St. Louis Rams SS James Butler (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 23. He is listed as probable for Week 7 and will be able to play.

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  Rams | Butler practices Thursday    Thu Oct 22, 06:23 PM

St. Louis Rams SS James Butler (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 22. He is expected to start in Week 7.

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  Rams | Bartell, Butler practice Wednesday    Wed Oct 21, 04:31 PM

St. Louis Rams CB Ron Bartell (concussion) and SS James Butler (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.

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  Rams | Butler works out Monday    Mon Oct 19, 03:49 PM

The St. Louis Rams' Twitter page reports St. Louis Rams SS James Butler (knee) looked good during running drills Monday, Oct. 19, and could return in Week 7, according to head coach Steve Spagnuolo.

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  Rams | Week 6 Inactives    Sun Oct 18, 11:43 AM

The St. Louis Rams have declared FS Anthony Smith, SS James Butler, OG John Greco, QB Keith Null, WR Nate Jones, OG Roger Allen, WR Ruvell Martin, DL Victor Adeyanju inactive for Week 6.

Footballguys view: Mark Bulger back behind center this week facing a Jacksonville secondary that's struggled mightily and a Jaguar front seven without its best linebacker Justin Durant. OT Jason Smith also in the lineup to give the Ram OL a boost.

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  Rams | Butler misses practice Friday    Fri Oct 16, 08:40 PM

St. Louis Rams S James Butler (knee) missed the team's practice Friday, Oct. 16. He is listed as doubtful for Week 6 and will not play.

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  Rams | Martin, Butler misses practice Thursday    Thu Oct 15, 10:50 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Ruvell Martin (hamstring) and S James Butler (knee) missed the team's practice Thursday, Oct. 15, and both are expected to miss the team's Week 6 game.

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  Rams | Four players limited Wednesday    Wed Oct 14, 05:15 PM

St. Louis Rams QB Kyle Boller (concussion), SS James Butler (knee), CB Justin King (knee) and FS Anthony Smith (Achilles') were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 14.

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  Rams | Spagnuolo hope J. Smith, Butler can play Week 6    Tue Oct 13, 04:57 PM

R.B. Fallstrom, of The Associated Press, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said he hopes OT Jason Smith (knee) and SS James Butler (knee) will be able to play in Week 6.

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  Rams | Week 5 Inactives    Sun Oct 11, 11:48 AM

The St. Louis Rams have declared FS Anthony Smith, DL Dorell Scott, SS James Butler, OG John Greco, OG Roger Allen, WR Ruvell Martin, DL Victor Adeyanju inactive for Week 5.

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  Rams | Butler out for Week Week 5    Fri Oct 9, 05:09 PM

St. Louis Rams SS James Butler (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 9. He has been ruled out of the team's Week 5 game.

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  Rams | Butler misses practice Thursday    Thu Oct 8, 05:48 PM

St. Louis Rams SS James Butler (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 8. He is expected to miss a few weeks.

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  Rams | Butler misses practice Wednesday    Wed Oct 7, 06:41 PM

St. Louis Rams FS James Butler (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 7.

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  Rams | Week 4 Inactives    Sun Oct 4, 03:57 PM

The St. Louis Rams have declared DL Dorell Scott, SS James Butler, OT Jason Smith, QB Marc Bulger, WR Nate Jones, OG Roger Allen, CB Ron Bartell, DL Victor Adeyanju inactive for Week 4.

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  Rams | Butler out for Week 4    Fri Oct 2, 05:40 PM

St. Louis Rams SS James Butler (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 2. He has been ruled out of the team's Week 4 game.

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  Rams | Butler out 2-4 weeks    Thu Oct 1, 06:36 PM

Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams SS James Butler (knee) will miss two to four weeks after suffering medial collateral ligament damage in his left knee in Week 3. S Craig Dahl will start in Butler's place in Week 4.

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  Rams | Two miss practice Wednesday    Wed Sep 30, 09:09 PM

St. Louis Rams S James Butler (knee) and OT Jason Smith (knee) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Footballguys view: Butler is out for at least two weeks. Craig Dahl is replacing him and he makes for a fine deep sleeper in full IDP leagues.

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  Rams | Butler could miss a month    Tue Sep 29, 09:19 AM

The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams SS James Butler (knee) could miss a month of action with a sprained left knee.

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  Rams | Safeties working together    Sat Jun 6, 08:43 PM

Bill Coats, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams SS James Butler and FS Oshiomogho Atogwe have been spending a lot of time this offseason working together.

Footballguys view: Butler has played in head coach Steve Spagnuolo's system the last two years and has been helping the other defenders tips on the defense. Spagnuolo said the better the two safeties know each other, the better the defense will function.

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