DULUTH — The doubt of NFL giveaway group is extended months longer for kickers and punters, a stream conditions confronting Drew Butler.
The Peachtree Ridge grad, in city Monday for a Matt Ryan Celebrity-Am Classic during TPC Sugarloaf, is on a marketplace after spending a past 3 seasons as a Arizona Cardinals’ punter and holder. He has 5 years of pro knowledge dating behind to his 2012 entrance deteriorate with a Pittsburgh Steelers.
Butler has cranked adult his offseason workouts — a daily protocol of running, punting and weight lifting — as he awaits his 2017 destination.
“Free agency’s a bit opposite for kickers and punters,” Butler said. “The front bureau has a few of their needs (at other positions) they wish to get finished in specific timing. With us, if we stay in shape, we can get a phone call during any time. That’s what we devise on doing. I’ve got a experience. I’ve been in a playoffs and won a lot of games a final 3 years. Wherever we can help, we know I’ll be means to.”
Butler and his mother of 3 years live in Arizona, though they spend a month any open behind home in Gwinnett. The outing authorised him to play in Ryan’s fundraiser golf contest for a third true year, in further to vocalization during a University of Georgia’s high propagandize coaching clinic. He led a event on kicking and punting with his father Kevin, also a former UGA standout and longtime NFL kicker. He also plays to spend G-Day weekend in Athens to check out his Bulldogs.
In a meantime, he will work on staying pointy while his representative works on an NFL contract.
“Hopefully, I’ll be conference something after a (NFL) Draft,” Butler said. “I’m prepared to go. I’m excited. I’m feeling improved than ever.”
Butler averaged 42.2 yards (35.6 net) final deteriorate for a Cardinals.
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