Ravens WR Jeremy Butler turns heads in minicamp
Jeremy Butler may have had more receiving yards in the last three days of practice than any Ravens receiver has had during a season in quite some time, according to Joe Flacco.
"He might have had like 1,500 yards in a three-day minicamp,” Flacco said after Thursday's session, per the team's official site. "He was incredible."
Flacco wasn't the only one impressed by Butler's string of incredible catches. A pair of sideline grabs from Flacco during a two-minute drill had teammates and coaches buzzing.
"He’s had an unbelievable [organized team activities] and minicamp in my opinion," said receiver coach Bobby Engram. "I just think he really came back driven. He came back in great shape, and he made a lot of plays."
Butler spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury late in the preseason. Unable to practice with the team, he attended meetings and pestered Keith Wenning to throw to him as much as possible after practice.
The 6-foot-2, 218-pound wideout arrived in Baltimore last year as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee-Martin. He's says he's most comfortable in the slot, a spot that the Ravens could use some help at with Michael Campanaro nursing a quad injury.
Butler still has a lot of names ahead of him on the depth chart heading into his second training camp, but he's already showing potential to make the the roster.
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