The Seattle Seahawks activated wide receiver Deon Butler from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday.
Butler broke his right leg during a touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter against San Francisco last December. He’s been practicing with the team the last three weeks and was activated on the last day he could remain on the PUP list. To make room on the active roster, the team placed wide receiver Kris Durham on injured reserve with a labrum injury.
The team also signed 2011 seventh-round pick defensive tackle Pep Levingston off the practice squad and released defensive tackle Al Woods.
Players select Lions DT Suh as dirtiest
This doesn’t exactly come as a surprise, but Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was voted the dirtiest player in the NFL in a midseason player poll conducted by the Sporting News.
Suh, who met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his playing habits during the Lions’ bye week, got 36 votes – 27 more than runner-up James Harrison, a Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker.
The NFL has fined Suh three times for violent hits on quarterbacks this year.
New England releases DL Haynesworth
The New England Patriots took just half a season to decide they didn’t need Albert Haynesworth.
Two days after he sat out most of the second half against the New York Giants, the Patriots released the defensive lineman they obtained after his rocky two-year stay with the Washington Redskins.
In six games with the Patriots, Haynesworth had six tackles and no sacks.
Buffalo signs fill-in for kicker Lindell
The Buffalo Bills placed starting defensive tackle Kyle Williams on injured reserve because of a left foot injury and signed journeyman kicker Dave Rayner to fill in for injured veteran Rian Lindell (Washington State).
Rayner arrives to take over for Lindell, who’s out indefinitely after hurting his right shoulder in a 27-11 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday.
Browns sign former Vandal Williams
The Cleveland Browns have signed fullback Eddie Williams (Idaho) to their practice squad and released fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou.
Williams was with Chicago through training camp and spent the first week of the regular season on the Browns’ practice squad. He was signed by Seattle and appeared in three games for the Seahawks before he was released on Oct. 12.
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