Newly Signed T Rashad Butler Has Left Team Due To Personal Reasons

According to Pittsburgh Steelers PR man Burt Lauten, newly signed tackle Rashad Butler has left the team due to personal reasons.

Butler, who was signed on Saturday along with free agent center Eric Olsen, was obliviously added because of the injuries suffered to Kelvin Beachum and Mike Adams during the Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Butler was released by the Cleveland Browns back in early November. He had been active for all nine games up until that point, but had played only eight snaps in total.

With Butler now gone, the Steelers have a spot on their 53 man roster to fill and that will likely happen by later Monday or early Tuesday.

  • Shea Fahr

    Is Long that terrible? Why not bring him up?

  • J&LSteeler

    Go figure. Another FO gem.

  • T R

    He left after he saw our injury report for the season.. He was like i personally dont want to be here… I don’t blame him. LOL

  • Doni609

    If a guy can’t play in Cleveland it’s pretty hard to figure he could ever play here.

  • steeltown

    Good lord..why is this Teams OLine in shambles year after year

    Activate Joe Long!

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  • James Kling

    Butler grew suspicious when the equipment guy handed him a giant bull’s eye jersey. Playing OL for the Steelers is like being a drummer for Spinal Tap.

  • Shea Fahr

    At least as RT depth right?

  • steeltown

    Exactly, Gilbert and/or Adams can move over to LT if Beachum cant go and Long would then backup RT

  • Shea Fahr

    He just “blew up”…

  • dgh57

    Butler missed all of last year because of, get this, a torn triceps muscle! He knew what happened to Levi Brown so he decided to hit the road. LOL!!!

  • Luke Shabro

    We’re going to be activating Trai Essex here pretty soon lol. I mean Jesus man. If it wasn’t for bad luck this year we’d have no luck at all. “Well the line can be decent as long as we don’t have too many injuries”. Pouncey out for the year, first game of the season.”If we can get Levi Brown to play even mediocre at left tackle we can be decent.” Levi tears his triceps. “The line is starting to gel.” Beachum down, Foster down, Adams down. “At least we’ve got Velasco in there.” Velasco down. This is absolutely incredible

  • steeltown

    Yea crazy, and then they sign R.Butler for depth and he’s gone before one single practice for ‘personal reasons’

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    Max Starks! Max Starks! Max Starks!… oh… wait…

  • treeher

    Spaeth might come back and lend some flexibility.


    bring max back

  • gene mann

    I guess Long is still a work in progress