Raiders Place TE Nick O’Leary On Reserve/Non-Football Injury List, Re-Sign TE Paul Butler


The Las Vegas Raiders announced that they’ve placed TE Nick O’Leary on the reserve/non-football injury list Thursday and re-signed TE Paul Butler. 

This officially ends O’Leary’s 2020 season. 

O’Leary, 27, was selected in the sixth round by the Bills in the 2015 NFL draft. However, he was waived at the start of the season and later added to their practice squad. 

O’Leary re-signed with Buffalo in 2018 to a one-year exclusive rights deal but was among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason. From there, he signed on to the Dolphins’ practice squad and returned to Miami on a one-year extension. 

Unfortunately, the Dolphins released O’Leary last year and he finished out the season as a member of the Jaguars. The Raiders signed him to a contract this past March. 

In 2019, O’Leary appeared in 12 games for the Jaguars and Dolphins and caught 18 passes for 109 yards receiving and one touchdown.

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 last year he was claimed by the Raiders. Unfortunately, he lasted just a month with the Raiders before being waived.

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