Steelers Cut TE Hakeem Butler & WR Cody White From IR With Settlements

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived TE Hakeem Butler and WR Cody White from their injured reserve with injury settlements on Friday, per the NFL Transactions wire. 

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Butler, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2019 out of Iowa State. He signed a four-year rookie deal worth $3.3 million with Arizona. However, Butler was placed on injured reserve as a rookie before being waived coming out of training camp in his second season. 

Butler had a stint on the Panthers practice squad before being signed to the Eagles’ roster. He was later cut and re-signed to the practice squad before being brought back on a futures deal for the 2021 season. However, he was cut during camp. 

Butler caught on in the Canadian Football League in 2022 and was drafted by the XFL in 2023 by the St. Louis Battlehawks. The Steelers signed him to a contract this past May. 

In 2023, Butler appeared in 10 games for the Battlehawks and recorded 51 catches for 599 yards and eight touchdowns. 

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