Butler was played 14 games for the Rams in 2009, starting in 7 of them following the loss of Bradley Fletcher. He was released following the preseason this year. Butler should be plenty familiar with the Rams defensive system and gives them another experienced hand at nickel back. Hopefully, he won't be filling in for Ron Bartell, who is dealing with a shoulder injury.
The Rams also added LB David Nixon, recently of the Texans, to their practice squad and released LB Mortty Ivy.