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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

Haynesworth among Redskins inactives

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth has been declared inactive for Sunday night's game against the Colts.

Brown, Gonzalez don't travel with Colts

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
The Colts will be without RB Donald Brown (hamstring), WR Anthony Gonzalez (ankle) and DB Jacob Lacey (foot) for their Sunday-night game against the Redskins.

Second-year corner helping power Colts' secondary

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
The Colts' defense has been erratic thus far this season, but second-year CB Jerraud Powers continues to build off of his great rookie campaign.

Colts face RB questions

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
The Colts' top three running backs — Joseph Addai, Donald Brown and Mike Hart — all face injury questions heading into the Week Six matchup vs. the Redskins.

Kraft, Goodell optimistic about new CBA

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 8:52 p.m. ET
The NFL's owners met to discuss several pressing issues Tuesday, including retired players' benefits and the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which expires in March.

Colts rule out LB Conner, S Sanders; WR Gonzalez returns to practice

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
The Colts have ruled out LB Kavell Conner (foot) and S Bob Sanders (biceps tendon) for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Colts owner Irsay remains close-mouthed on potential Manning deal

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Colts owner Jim Irsay would not get into details about a potential contract extension for QB Peyton Manning but did say that the two sides have had discussions on the matter.

With offense struggling, Colts' 'D' steps up

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
With Peyton Manning and the Colts' offense never finding its rhythm, they leaned on their defense and special teams to edge the previously unbeaten Chiefs 19-9 on Sunday.

No team 4-0 for first time since 1970

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
The Colts 19-9 win over the Chiefs in Week Five marked the first time since 1970 that no team will start the season 4-0.

Hart, Colts knock Chiefs from unbeaten ranks

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Mike Hart scored in relief of the injured Joseph Addai to give Indianapolis a 19-9 victory over previously unbeaten Kansas City.

Colts weighing options to replace Bullitt

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
SS Melvin Bullitt is one of the Colts' more valuable players because he has been so reliable filling in for oft-injured SS Bob Sanders the past few years. But after Bullitt suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in Week Four, someone ...

Colts sign RB James, cut LB Hagler

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The Colts signed RB Javarris James on Thursday and released LB Tyjuan Hagler.

Colts make multiple transactions

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
After placing SS Melvin Bullitt on injured reserve, the Colts added some depth to the secondary, signing DB Aaron Francisco, as well as WR Kenneth Moore.

Colts SS Bullitt out for year with broken shoulder

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 9:42 a.m. ET
Already without star SS Bob Sanders, the Colts' secondary took another hit on Tuesday when it was announced that his replacement, Melvin Bullitt, will miss the rest of the year with a broken shoulder.

Colts' run defense continues to cost them

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 6:20 p.m. ET
The problem Sunday wasn't the Colts' defenders being in the wrong place at the wrong time; the problem was that the 'D' was being pushed all over the field by the Jaguars' bigger, more determined offensive line.

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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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