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Raiders sign fifth-round draft pick Matthew Butler


HENDERSON, Nev. – The Las Vegas Raiders have signed fifth-round draft pick DT Matthew Butler, the club announced Thursday.

Butler, a 6-foot-4, 297-pound defensive tackle out of Tennessee, was selected with the 175th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

A five-year letterman for the Volunteers, Butler appeared in 53 career games with 26 starts, totaling 152 tackles (68 solo), 16 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. As a fifth-year senior in 2021, he played in all 13 games with 12 starts and posted career highs in tackles (47), tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (five).

A native of Raleigh, N.C., Butler attended Garner Senior High School where he was rated as a four-star prospect. He was named to the 2016 North Carolina Associated Press All-State Class 4A Team.

With the 175th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders select defensive tackle Matthew Butler.

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