The Colts have signed free agent outside linebacker Victor Butler to the active roster and waived outside linebacker Chris Carter, according to team Assistant Director of Communications Matt Conti (via Twitter).
Butler, 27, was a former fourth round pick of the Cowboys and showed promise but unfortunately missed last year with a torn ACL while with the Saints. The pass rush specialist signed with the Cardinals in mid-September but his stay in Arizona was brief as he was released on October 1st. In his four seasons in Dallas (2009-2012), Butler totaled 11 sacks and 68 tackles.
Carter, 25, made a cameo in the Colts’ 41-17 win over the Titans last Sunday. Prior to joining the Colts, all of Carter’s NFL experience came in Pittsburgh where he appeared in 29 NFL games and made four starts.