ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Brice Butler played 11 snaps Sunday and he has seven catches this season.
Yet, he has gotten the attention of the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, who face Butler and the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
"Brice Butler jumps off the tape. I know he doesn't get a ton of touches, but when he does, he's a major threat," Cleveland coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday.
It's a good thing for Pettine he has taken noticed. I wouldn't be surprised if we see more of Butler. While he hasn't played much, Butler has taken advantage of his time. In Week 6, he had a 47-yard touchdown catch. In Week 7, he had a 55-yard catch to setup Oakland's only touchdown. Oakland needs young receivers to emerge and Butler is not hurting his cause.
"I feel good about what I've done when I've played," Butler said. "I just have to keep doing that."
Butler said he isn't one to lobby for playing time. He only hopes his play speaks for itself. Butler had nine catches as a rookie last season. He said he is excited to work with Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr.
"I think we're going to have a bright future together," Butler said. "We have a good relationship and I enjoy catching passes from him."
If Butler can keep up his production, Oakland fans will enjoy it as well.