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Darius Butler

Darius Butler - #20 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 185 lbs.
Birthday 03/18/1986
Birthplace Tamarac, FL
College Connecticut
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 2nd round, 9th pick by Patriots

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
28 1 4

Colts sign DE Brayton, cut DT Pressley

Posted Aug. 16, 2011 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
The Colts continued to add more depth to their defensive line, signing DE Tyler Brayton. They also released DT DeMario Pressley on Tuesday.

AFC South training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
How will Mario Williams adapt to the switch from defensive end to rush linebacker in Wade Phillips' 3-4 defense? The answer will be key to the Texans' showing this season, as PFW examines the AFC South teams.

Colts cut QB Nate Davis

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The Colts have cut QB Nate Davis after having him on the roster for less than a month.

Rams whip Colts 33-10 in preseason opener

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 11:11 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford produced 17 points in four possessions with big help from his defense as the Rams posted a 33-10 win over the Colts on Saturday night.

Colts could use DL Anderson like they used Brock

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
Although DL Jamaal Anderson will be mainly asked to spell DEs Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney, the Colts could have some tricks up their sleeve for the former first-rounder.

Is drafting Colts WR Collie worth the injury risk?

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
The tremendous upside of Colts WR Austin Collie warrants rolling the dice on him staying healthy next season.

Colts LB Sims undergoes appendectomy

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Jim Caldwell revealed Monday that recently signed OLB Ernie Sims had an appendectomy Sunday night and will be out for a couple weeks while he recovers.

Bubba Smith was a towering presence

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
Although Bubba Smith's NFL career was cut short by injury, the defensive end was a towering presence on the field, and after he retired, as an actor.

Several Colts in mix to replace CB Hayden

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2 p.m. ET
The Colts are deep at cornerback, but there doesn't appear to be a clear-cut front-runner to replace former starter Kelvin Hayden.

Former No. 1 pick Bubba Smith passes away

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Former NFL DE Bubba Smith, who after retirement became a Hollywood actor, died on Wednesday at age 66, multiple media outlets reported.

Manning's neck should not deter potential fantasy owners

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Although Peyton Manning underwent neck surgery for the second consecutive offseason, PFW's Arthur Arkush predicts a huge fantasy season is on the horizon.

Report: Colts add former Bears DT Harris

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
The Colts have signed former Bears DT Tommie Harris to a one-year deal, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Colts sign Castonzo, add free agents Sims, Anderson

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
The Colts signed OT Anthony Castonzo, their first-round draft choice, along with two veteran free agents, LB Ernie Sims and DE Jamaal Anderson.

DE Anderson signs with Colts

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 6:25 p.m. ET
Looking to acquire more depth on their defensive line, the Colts signed free agent DE Jamaal Anderson to a contract on Monday.

Vikings sign OT Johnson

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 1:29 p.m. ET
The Vikings, who were rumored to have interest in OLT Jermon Bushrod, signed former Colts OT Charlie Johnson on Monday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 14, 2013
Less than 24 hours after adding Pro Bowl safety LaRon Landry to the roster, the Indianapolis Colts struck two more deals, this time landing San Francisco defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois and re-signing cornerback Darius Butler. Terms of the deals were not immediately available.||||||| Butler was New England's second-round pick in 2009 and joined the Colts in September as a free agent. He wound up playing in 11 games, making four starts, picking off a career-high four interceptions and returning two for touchdowns. He will likely be in a backup role behind Vontae Davis, the former first-round pick Indy got in a trade with Miami just before last season's opening game, and the recently signed Toler.
Posted Oct. 26, 2012
Butler returned Sunday against Miami.||||||| Butler was out the previous week at Tennessee with a bad shoulder.
Posted Sept. 25, 2012
The Indianapolis Colts have signed Butler and released offensive lineman Trai Essex.||||||| Butler was New England's second-round pick in 2009 and has made 14 NFL starts. In 42 career games, Butler, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound Connecticut alum, has recorded 89 career tackles, picked off three passes - all last season with Carolina - and forced one fumble. He was waived by the Patriots last September and was claimed by the Panthers the next day. Carolina waived him Aug. 31.
Posted Dec. 18, 2011
Butler is inactive for Sunday's game at Houston.||||||| Butler is dealing with a concussion.
Posted Dec. 18, 2011
Butler is inactive for Sunday's game at Houston.||||||| Butler is dealing with a concussion.

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