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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

Polian: Freeney likely to play

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
DE Dwight Freeney is likely to play in Super Bowl XLIV, Colts president Bill Polian said a couple of hours before game time.

Colts gearing up to reward Manning

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
The normally close-mouthed Colts had no problem announcing at the Super Bowl that they plan to begin serious talks on a new deal for four-time MVP Peyton Manning that figures to be “the biggest in history.”

Wayne, Powers practice; Freeney doesn't

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
DE Dwight Freeney sat out the Colts' final walk-through Saturday prior to Sunday's Super Bowl XLIV, watching from a golf cart. WR Reggie Wayne, however, returned to the field after having aggravated a season-long right knee injury during Friday ...

Kickers need focus on task at hand

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
It is impossible to overlook how missed field goals have marked this postseason, yet Colts 20-year veteran PK Matt Stover and Saints second-year PK Garrett Hartley have been very reliable in the playoffs.

Clark could be crucial weapon vs. Saints

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 4:07 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the expected battle between Colts TE Dallas Clark and Saints SS Roman Harper in the sixth and last of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Wayne aggravates knee injury; Freeney sits again

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Colts WR Reggie Wayne aggravated a right knee injury late in practice Friday, but head coach Jim Caldwell said he believed the injury was minor, according to the Colts' media pool report.

Caldwell: Freeney 'trending in the right direction'

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said Friday that DE Dwight Freeney is "trending in the right direction" as he tries to recover from a right ankle injury in time for Super Bowl XLIV, but in a common refrain, he noted ...

Williams hopes Manning feels 'remember-me' hits

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Colts QB Peyton Manning and Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in the fifth of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Logo for Super Bowl XLV unveiled

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
During an unveiling of the logo for Super Bowl XLV, the NFL announced Thursday that, going forward, the basic design of future logos will remain static.

Q&A with Colts DE Dwight Freeney

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Colts DE Dwight Freeney told reporters Thursday that his sprained right ankle is gradually improving.

Team-first attitude makes Colts special

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
The more time you spend around the Colts the clearer it becomes what it is that makes this football team so successful and so special. To a man these Colts will tell you at every opportunity that it is the ...

Colts' running game not obsessing about numbers

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
The Colts believe numbers don't tell the whole story about their lowly ranked running game.

Bush hopes to break long punt return

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Saints PR Reggie Bush and Colts P Pat McAfee and his punt-coverage team in the fourth of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Saints' Bush has endured growing pains

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush has had an up-and-down career to date, but head coach Sean Payton believes his knowledge of the offense has improved. Read Wednesday's Super Bowl notebook.

Q&A with Colts TE Dallas Clark

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
Colts TE Dallas Clark met with reporters on Wednesday and answered questions about the Saints' defense and comparisons regarding the only two head coaches he's had in the pros — Tony Dungy and Jim Caldwell.

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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