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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

Luck breaks rookie passing record in Colts' victory

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck broke the NFL's single-game rookie record by throwing for 433 yards in leading Indianapolis past Miami 23-20 Sunday.

Key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Dolphins defense

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck might be one of the best quarterbacks the Dolphins have faced this season, and he will test the secondary.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The NFL’s extended trade deadline looms, but teams like the Lions and GM Martin Mayhew should be leery of trading away draft picks for players.

Rebuilding Colts contending in middling AFC

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
Arthur Arkush says it’s hard not to marvel at the Colts, now 4-3 and squarely in the middle of the AFC wild-card conversation.

Week Nine primer: Dolphins-Colts, playoff preview? Oh, yeah

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The bad teams are now good. The rookies look like veterans. As we near the midpoint of the season, here are the best early story lines heading into Week Nine.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: 2012's biggest tricks, treats

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
With Halloween a day away, it's time to identify teams that have pulled tricks on us and teams that have treated us to the biggest surprises?

Colts make roster moves

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
The Colts promoted CB Marshay Green and FB Robert Hughes to the active roster and released NT Antonio Dixon and RB Mewelde Moore.

AFC South Spin cycle: Colts continue to surprise

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Colts edged the Titans in the battle for second in the AFC South, while the shorthanded Jaguars gave a gutsy effort in Green Bay.

Could management path be in store for Manning?

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
How hard would it be to imagine Peyton Manning as an NFL owner? The way we hear it, not too hard at all.

Acrobatic TD by Ballard gives Colts win in OT

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Vick Ballard at 4:49 of overtime and the surprising Colts beat the Titans 19-13 on Sunday.

Colts' ground game looking up

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
With starter Donald Brown on the mend, rookie Vick Ballard showing well and an offensive line gaining cohesion, we hear the arrow is pointing up for the Colts' ground game.

AFC South Spin cycle: Texans send message to rest of AFC

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
The Texans sent an emphatic message to the rest of the AFC in Week Seven: the road to New Orleans appears likely to travel through Houston.

Colts head coach Pagano released from the hospital

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was released from the hospital on Sunday. He has been undergoing treatment for leukemia.

Luck's two rushing TDs push Colts past Browns

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck became the first Colts quarterback to run for two touchdowns in a game since 1988, leading Indianapolis past Cleveland 17-13 on Sunday.

Colts' Fleener practicing patience during rookie season

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Colts TE Coby Fleener said he's making a steady adjustment to playing in the NFL and knows his first pro TD will come sooner than later.

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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