Former Cardinals draft pick Hakeem Butler finds new opportunity in Canadian Football League

Jess Root
Cards Wire

The Arizona Cardinals selected receiver Hakeem Butler in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft. He did not work out with the team and it has not worked out for him in the NFL thus far.

Now, Butler is getting his shot again in the Canadian Football League. He has signed with the practice roster of the Edmonton Elks, according to 3downnation.com.

The Elks later confirmed the report on their official Twitter account. 

Butler previously had spent time in training camp and the preseason with the B.C. Lions earlier this year.

Former Iowa State wide receiver Hakeem Butler has had an up and down preseason so far.

Butler was drafted as a receiver out of Iowa State. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve and then was cut before the 2020 season by the Cardinals.

He played two games for the Philadelphia Eagles later that year after he changed positions to tight end.

In the CFL, he is playing wide receiver again.