Dolphins adding defensive tackle Adam Butler of Patriots
The Dolphins are signing defensive tackle Adam Butler to a 2-year contract, a league source confirmed Wednesday.
Butler, 26, adds depth after Davon Godchaux signed with New England.
Butler, 6-foot-5, 300 pounds, missed only one game in his four seasons with the Patriots. Butler, who played at Vanderbilt, had 15 sacks in 63 games.
Godchaux posted three sacks in 52 games with the Dolphins.
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Butler picked up 27 pressures on 317 rushes last season while showing the versatility to move around the defensive line, according to Pro Football Focus.
Only 25 percent of Butler's career snaps have come against the run, according to PFF, which stated he's never graded above 60.5 in the run game and cited his best role is as a situational pass rusher.
Raekwon Davis is a proven run-stuffer, so adding an interior pass-rusher makes sense for the Dolphins.
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