The Eagles made an interesting yet slightly puzzling roster move on Monday afternoon. Dallas Goedert was placed on IR, opening up a roster spot that would be filled by WR Hakeem Butler, who was poached from Arizona’s practice squad. What stands out here is that Butler was listed as a Tight End in the announcement.
Who is Hakeem Butler?
The 24-year-old was regarded by many as a top wide receiving prospect in last year’s NFL Draft after a stunning career at Iowa State. In three seasons with the Cyclones, Butler amassed 110 catches for 2,149 yards and 18 touchdowns, going out with a bang by setting a single-season school record with 1,318 receiving yards.