Seattle places Butler on IR; signs OL Fanaika

The Seattle Seahawks have placed wide receiver Deon Butler on

injured reserve and signed offensive lineman Paul Fanaika off the

Cleveland Browns practice squad.

The Seahawks made the moves on Tuesday.

Butler suffered a broken right leg catching a 2-yard touchdown

pass late in Seattle’s 40-21 loss to San Francisco on Sunday.

Butler underwent surgery Sunday night at Stanford Hospital and was

expected to remain in the Bay Area for a few days. He finished the

season with 36 catches for 385 yards and four TDs.

Fanaika was originally a seventh-round pick of Philadelphia in

2009. He spent the end of last season on Washington’s active roster

before signing with the Browns in the offseason.