Brice Butler agrees to two-year deal with Cardinals

Brice Butler has found a new home.

He will sign a two-year deal with the Cardinals, James Jones of NFL Media reports.

Butler, 28, visited Arizona on Monday. Seattle, Chicago and Jacksonville also showed interest.

Butler declared in January he was not returning to Dallas if he wasn’t a starter, and the Cowboys added receivers Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson in free agency.

That’d be bad news for Zack Cozart, but the shortstop-turned-third-baseman-turned-fill-in-second-baseman would still be a worthwhile play as the team’s No. 6 hitter. As for Ohtani, though his weekly fantasy appeal remains limited on the hitting side, this schedule isn’t bad for him, and he remains an ideal plug-in for those in daily leagues.

Gaines spent the past four seasons as a reserve in Kansas City, behind starters Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson on the depth chart. He started three games last season with Nelson on injured reserve.

He made 30 tackles and three pass breakups last season. For his career, Gaines has played 41 games with 16 starts, making 99 tackles, one interception and 14 pass breakups.

Ben Arledge, Insider editor: I trust Rinne, John Gibson and Quick the most when it comes to this season’s playoffs. Rinne has been on fire since the onset of last year’s postseason. His surface-level stats are top-tier, but dive deeper and the numbers support his dominance even further. Posting a .939 even-strength save percentage and an .833 high-danger save percentage (eighth in the NHL, via Corsica Hockey), Rinne is the cream of the crop when it comes to goaltending this season.

Namely, the red flag is that despite his rocket arm, he stunk at throwing the football, statistically speaking: Allen was a two-year starter who completed just 56.2 percent of his passes in his college career, for a mediocre average of 7.8 yards per pass, with 44 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.

FootballOutsiders.com uses a system for projecting how college quarterbacks will play in the NFL called Quarterback-Adjusted-Stats-and-Experience, or QBASE. In that system, Allen is the only player among this year’s top quarterback prospects who comes out with a negative score. The combination of only starting two years in college and only completing 56 percent of his passes is a bad omen.flames_013

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