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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

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Colts could get creative in re-signing Manning

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
Peyton Manning isn't likely to change teams, but the free-agent quarterback's expected pay raise could affect other Colts players.

Colts will not retain RB coach Huey

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 3 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Tuesday that they will not bring back RB coach Gene Huey.

Colts' Brown must improve play in '11

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
Following two disappointing seasons, Indianapolis RB Donald Brown will have to pick up his game, especially his blocking, next season, according to AFC South Whispers.

Manning was more conservative after slump

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 9:19 a.m. ET
Colts QB Peyton Manning set career-highs in pass attempts (679), completions (450) and yards (4,700) in 2010, but we're told his three-game slump between Weeks 11-13 led to a more conservative approach at the end of the season.

Seahawks show NFL parody, not parity

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
There is really only one thing you can say about wild-card weekend, writes Ron Borges, and you didn't have to wait until Sunday night to say it.

Colts ran out of gas in second half

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 12:23 a.m. ET
The Colts held a one-point lead over the Jets with less than one minute remaining on Saturday night before the failures of the defense and special teams allowed the Jets to escape with a 17-16 victory behind a 32-yard Nick ...

Saturday's games a ratings boon for NBC

Posted Jan. 09, 2011 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Saturday's exciting wild-card games on NBC earned milestone ratings for the network.

Folk's FG sends Jets past Colts 17-16

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 11:33 p.m. ET
Nick Folk kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired Saturday night, giving the New York Jets a 17-16 first-round playoff victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Jets-Colts fantasy breakdown

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
The Jets will use their impressive RB duo to attack the Colts, while Indy's offense goes through QB Peyton Manning, who could have his hands full with the New York "D."

Colts PK Vinatieri enjoying one of his finest seasons

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
Colts PK Adam Vinatieri has bounced back from the knee injury that forced him to miss the final 10 games in 2009 plus the postseason by converting 92.9 (26-of-28) percent of his field goals — the second-highest percentage of his ...

Colts playoff primer

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 3:03 a.m. ET
PFW examines the Colts as they prepare for the playoffs, identifying the keys to the offense and the defense, a player to watch, and what they have to do to win the Super Bowl.

Dangerous Colts firing on all cylinders

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
The Colts hit several bumps in the road along the way, but they are now firing on all cylinders as they prepare to make their record-tying ninth consecutive postseason appearance against the Jets Saturday night.

Game times announced for NFL playoffs

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
The Jets-Colts wild-card game will be the Saturday night game in the first weekend of the NFL playoffs.

Colts continue playoff streak by beating Titans

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning broke two NFL records Sunday and set up Adam Vinatieri for a 43-yard field goal as time expired to give the Colts a 23-20 victory over Tennessee and their seventh AFC South title in eight years.

Brackett leading Colts' rejuvenated defense

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 12:48 a.m. ET
Now that he has returned to full health, MLB Gary Brackett is playing a key role in an Indianapolis "D" that has shut down Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden in consecutive weeks.

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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