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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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28 1 4

Colts cut new five-year deal with Brackett

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
The Indianapolis Star has reported that the Colts have agreed to a five-year contract with starting MLB Gary Brackett. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Colts' Manning undergoes pinched-nerve procedure

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Colts QB Peyton Manning underwent a procedure Tuesday to relieve pain in his neck caused by a pinched nerve, according to an official team release issued Wednesday.

AFC South team needs

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
Steve Slaton's shoulder injury and fumbling problems may have convinced the Texans that they need to acquire an every-down back who can reduce Slaton's load. PFW continues its series evaluating the needs of every team — this time, the ...

Report: Colts hire Ron Turner

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
Multiple media outlets have reported that the Colts have hired the recently fired Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner to coach the team's wide receivers.

Colts would struggle to replace UFA Brackett

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
Historically, the Colts have chosen not to break the bank to retain their free-agent linebackers, but there is strong reason to believe UFA MLB Gary Brackett could be an exception to the Colts’ free-agent rule.

Colts, Brackett discussing new deal

Posted Feb. 20, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
A report in Saturday's Indianapolis Star says that the agent for Colts MLB Gary Brackett and Colts president Bill Polian are speaking about a new deal.

Colts' offensive-line philosophy could be changing

Posted Feb. 19, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Considering the way the Colts' run game continued to struggle this past season — especially in short-yardage situations — we hear the team could start emphasizing going after bigger, more physical offensive linemen.

The bluffs and trenches of Commander Manning

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Hall of Generals. Peyton Manning, the quarterback whose gallery displays scenes of spectacular glory and collapsing, puzzling defeats. How should witnesses judge the collection? And what other commanders featured in the wing have travelled such a strange and similar ...

Time to trim Manning back to size

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
He may be a media darling, but Peyton Manning has cemented his place a notch below the level of Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas and Otto Graham among all-time quarterbacks, writes Mike Beacom.

Seven deadly sins: Polian not completely right on Colts' biggest mistakes in Super Bowl

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 3:05 a.m. ET
In blaming the offensive line and special teams for the Colts' Super Bowl loss, Bill Polian overlooked some egregious mistakes that other elements of his team made Sunday, writes PFW's Eric Edholm.

Top 10 stories of past NFL season

Posted Feb. 11, 2010 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Even with uncertainty hovering over the future, a contrast of old and new came together to make the 2009 season a memorable one. PFW examines the 10 stories that dominated the NFL in the past year.

Bold, persistent Saints wore down Colts

Posted Feb. 08, 2010 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
The Saints' bold gambles, coupled with their execution in all three facets of the game, led to victory in Super Bowl XLIV, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening. 

Taking stock of a great Super Bowl win by the Saints

Posted Feb. 08, 2010 @ 1:13 a.m. ET
The Saints went through a gantlet of quarterbacks this season, cranked up to 11 in the playoffs, and came out world champs.

Saints stop Manning, top Colts 31-17

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
The New Orleans Saints stymied Peyton Manning, then intercepted him to seal the Super Bowl, rallying to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 Sunday night.

Freeney, Powers active for Colts

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Colts DE Dwight Freeney (ankle) and CB Jerraud Powers (foot) are active for Super Bowl XLIV.

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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