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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' O-line remains a glaring weakness

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Colts' patchwork offensive line exposed Peyton Manning to numerous hits and pressures and several mistakes in 36-14 home loss to the Chargers Sunday night and continues to be a trouble spot.

Chargers pick Manning four times, dominate Colts 36-14

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
The Chargers picked off the four-time league MVP four times, returning two for scores, as they handed Indianapolis its most lopsided home loss in the Manning era on Sunday night.

Colts' Garcon regressing after breakout '09 season

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Colts WR Pierre Garcon, who many league observers felt would take the next step this season, has regressed in a season plagued by inconsistency.

Colts rule Collie, Sanders out for Sunday

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 7:07 p.m. ET
The Colts will keep WR Austin Collie out of Sunday night's Week 12 game against the Chargers "as a precautionary measure."

2011 AFC South free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Titans WR Randy Moss is one of the more intriguing players who's due to become a free agent, highlighting our exclusive team-by-team list of AFC South players likely to become free agents in March.

Manning's heroics come up just short against Patriots

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning willed the Colts' offense, which was still without two of its top three running backs and two of Manning's favorite receivers back into Sunday's game at New England before an ill-fated pick sealed a 31-28 defeat.

Patriots' risky formula for success keeps working

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The Patriots continue to find ways to win, doing so on Sunday despite giving up 396 passing yards to Peyton Manning.

Late INT gives Patriots 31-28 win over rival Colts

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
Tom Brady was brilliant for the second straight week, outdueling Peyton Manning in their annual meeting, a 31-28 New England victory Sunday over Indianapolis.

Patriots-Colts prediction

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
In another chapter of the Brady-Manning series, PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain expects Brady and the Patriots to win a close, high-scoring affair.

Brady vs. Manning: Always worth watching

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
NFList looks back at the top five meetings between two of the game's premier quarterbacks — the Colts' Peyton Manning and the Patriots' Tom Brady.

Colts downgrade five players to 'out'

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 2:56 a.m. ET
The Colts have downgraded five players from questionable to out for Sunday's game at New England, including RBs Joseph Addai and Mike Hart,  LBs Gary Brackett and Clint Session and DB Justin Tryon. However, WR Austin Collie did travel ...

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 game between New England and Indianapolis: Colts WRs Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie and Pierre Garcon vs. Patriots CBs Devin McCourty and Kyle Arrington.

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 game between the Patriots and Colts: Patriots defensive line vs. Colts offensive line.

Colts continue to shuffle O-line

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Jim Caldwell has made several changes along the interior of the offensive line this season in an attempt to jump-start the running game.

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 game between the Patriot sand Colts: Patriots RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead vs. Colts run defense

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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