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    October 24, 2018 12:16 AM PDT

    NEW ORLEANS -- An MRI indicates that New Orleans outside linebacker Victor Butler has a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but it is too early to speculate on whether he will miss the whole season, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. Custom Chicago Bulls Jerseys . The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Saints have not disclosed the injury, said Butler will travel to Gulf Breeze, Fla., next week to seek a second opinion from noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. The person said there remains hope that even if Butler starts the season on injured reserve, he could return as Ray Lewis did for the defending champion Baltimore Ravens late last season. The Times-Picayune first reported the MRI results for Butler, who went down during a non-contact practice on Tuesday after a collision with running back Mark Ingram. When Sean Payton addressed Butlers injury after Tuesdays practice, he said he was under the impression that the players had simply knocked knees and that Butler was not seriously injured. "I think he is going to be fine, actually," Payton said. "So we are fortunate." However, the initial MRI indicates that Butler and his new team were not fortunate at all. On Wednesday, Payton, and general manager Mickey Loomis did not respond to requests for comment on the apparent seriousness of Butlers injury. A team spokesman said only that the Saints would have no update. The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Butler arrived in New Orleans this year, signing a two-year, $3 million free-agent contract, after spending his first four seasons in Dallas, which selected him out of Oregon State in the fourth round of the 2009 draft. Butler who was a defensive end in college and switched to outside linebacker in Dallas 3-4 defensive scheme, served a backup role behind DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer with the Cowboys. He was expected to compete for a starting role under new Saints defensive co-ordinator Rob Ryan, who was Butlers defensive co-ordinator in Dallas for the past two seasons and who heavily recruited Butler to New Orleans. Last season, Butler played in all 16 games with one start and was credited with a career-high 24 tackles, three sacks, a tackle for a loss, three passes defended and a forced fumble. He also played on special teams, a role in which he was credited with four stops and a forced fumble. Butler had benchmarks in his contract that would have allowed him to void the second year of the deal and enter free agency after one season -- something he was expected to do as a starter. The first $1.5 million of Butlers contract is guaranteed, but the injury may force him to play out his contract in New Orleans before getting his next shot at free agency. Dennis Rodman Jersey . -- Aldon Smith believes he is on the path to being sober for good. Bobby Portis Jersey . Pettersen, winner of last years Evian Championships, had nine birdies and three bogeys, holding off a series of challengers led by Marion Ricordeau of France. The second-ranked Norwegian made her season debut after missing the LPGA Tours opening event last month in the Bahamas because of a shoulder injury. .ca! Hi Kerry, Its another day and here we are looking at another dubious hit to the head. In this case Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky elbowed Saku Koivu in the head about a second after he dished off the puck to a teammate, knocking him unconscious. DALLAS -- Navy could still play the American Athletic Conference championship game at home. SMU needs one more win to get bowl eligible.The two teams that beat Houston this season have a lot on the line Saturday.Triple-option Navy has already clinched the West Division and a spot in the conference title game. But the Midshipmen (8-2, 6-1 AAC, No. 25 CFP) still have a chance to host the Dec. 3 game depending on who wins the East.You have to find a way to keep pressing forward, have to find a way to not look ahead to the next game, coach Ken Niumatalolo said.While SMU (5-6, 3-4) has to win to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2012, there are rumors about the possibility of second-year Mustangs coach Chad Morris leaving to become Baylors new coach. Morris addressed that situation this week, saying that its just that time of year in college football when people are mentioned for jobs. He said he hadnt been contacted by Baylor.Navy, which has a three-game winning streak and is averaging 46 points its last six games, pulled off one of the biggest upsets this season when it won 46-40 over Houston (9-2, 5-2 No. 20 CFP) on Oct. 8. The Mustangs then beat the Cougars 38-16 two weeks after that.Weve definitely turned the corner in this program. There is no doubt about that, Morris said. Just watching our kids play and seeing the hurt in our locker room after a tough loss. Im extremely proud of where we are in this program. ... Year 1, we laid the foundation and Year 2 is about building off that foundation.Some things to know when Navy goes for its seventh consecutive win in the series against SMU:WELL BE BACKAfter Saturdays game at SMU, the AAC title game and then the Army-Navy game, the Midshipmenn will return to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for their bowl game. Denzel Valentine Jersey. Navy has a contractual agreement to play in the Armed Forces Bowl on TCUs campus on Dec. 23. The only thing that would change that is if they finish as the top-ranked league champion from the Group of Five conferences. If that happens, Navy would play in the Cotton Bowl on New Years Day in the Dallas Cowboys home stadium.SMU TAKEAWAYSThe Mustangs defense has 18 interceptions this season, ranking second among FBS schools. They are the only FBS team that has three players who have at least four picks. SMU is third nationally with 25 total takeaways after forcing only 10 turnovers all of last season.A FEW NUMBERSSMU receiver Courtland Sutton set a school record with 252 yards receiving in a loss to USF last week, when he had a career-high 13 receptions. He has 70 catches for 1,186 yards and nine TDs this season. ... Navy is 25-5 its last 30 games, and has a 13-2 record in AAC games since joining the league last year. ... Navys senior class has won 36 games, tied as the most in school history over a four-year period. Last years seniors also won 36 games, matching the Class of 1909.THIS ONES FOR GANSZThe two teams play for the Gansz Trophy, created in 2009 in memory of Frank Gansz, who played at Navy from 1957-59 and was an assistant coach at both Navy and SMU. Gansz died in April 2009 from complications after knee replacement surgery. 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