Patriots Signing TEs Paul Butler & Alex Ellis

According to Doug Kyed, the Patriots will sign TEs Paul Butler and Alex Ellis to the active roster. 

Butler provides a boost to New England’s roster at tight end, where depth is shallow. 

Butler, 27, wound up signing on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of California (PA) back in 2018. He was waived coming out of the preseason and later re-signed to the Raiders’ practice squad.

The Raiders eventually promoted Butler to their active roster. However, he was waived with an injury designation and later reverted to the team’s injured reserve list before signing a futures contract with the Lions.

Detroit waived Butler earlier this year and he was claimed by the Raiders. Unfortunately, he lasted just a month with the Raiders before being waived. He had another stint with the Raiders before being waived again a few weeks ago. 

Butler has yet to appear in an NFL game. 

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