Spags pleased to have ex-Giant Butler

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

St. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo made it official Wednesday that former New York Giants safety James Butler has joined his team. Here's what he had to say:

"It is always good when you get an opportunity to obtain a player that you are familiar with," Spagnuolo said in a release. "James has an understanding of our defensive system and will be a valuable addition to our team."

Spagnuolo is taking a page out of the Bill Parcells playbook in trying to sign some of his former players. A lot of coaches do that, but no one was more loyal (to a fault) than Parcells.