Today the San Diego Chargers beefed up their defense by signing cornerback Crezdon Butler. To make room Drake Nevis was released.
Butler went to Clemson and was picked in the draft in the fifth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010. He has bounced around the league in the last three years: Steelers, Redskins, Cardinals, Bills and now the Chargers. I am not very good at math, but that seems like a lot of teams over three seasons.
Butler is 6-1 and 191 pounds and has appeared in 13 games during his first three years in the NFL. He missed the majority of the 2011 season after dislocating his ankle, and then was forced to miss some time last year as well due to a hamstring injury.
Butler played collegiately at Clemson alongside fellow Chargers defensive back, Marcus Gilchrist. A three-year starter, he was a key member of a defense that ranked in the top 15 in the country in pass defense each year. Butler is tied for second in school history with 243 career interception return yards. He made 40 consecutive starts for the Tigers, the second-longest streak in school history for a cornerback.
Welcome to the Chargers Crezdon, now go knock some people down!