The New Orleans Saints have agreed to two-year contract with free-agent linebacker Victor Butler, according to a league source.

Butler, who turns 26 in July, played the past four seasons with the Cowboys, serving as a backup to DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer. In limited action, the 6-foot-2, 245-pound Butler recorded 73 tackles, 11 sacks and five forced fumbles during the past four years.

Last season was the best of Butler's career, as he had a career-high 25 tackles and three sacks and two forced fumbles.

Butler, who is familiar with scheme of new Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan after playing in it the past two seasons, was courted by Saints because he could play one of the outside linebacker positions in the team's new 3-4 defense.