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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

CB Butler's emergence comes at great time for Colts

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
CB Darius Butler has brought with him to Indianapolis a greater focus and hunger to reach his potential.

Dalton, Butler, Jones named AFC Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
Bengals QB Andy Dalton, Colts CB Darius Butler and Ravens KR Jacoby Jones were named the AFC Players of the Week for Week 10.

Colts' 'D' finally making impact plays

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
After failing to take the ball away for over a month, the Colts' "D" doubled its season takaway total in a Week 10 road win over the Jaguars.

Colts sign CB Butler

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
The Colts signed CB Darius Butler on Tuesday, the club announced. 

Panthers place CB Munnerlyn on I.R.

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 8:40 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed starting CB Captain Munnerlyn on injured reserve Friday with a strained left hamstring.

Panthers CB Butler back after daughter's surgery

Posted Nov. 02, 2011 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Panthers CB Darius Butler was back at practice Wednesday after missing last week's game to be with his 3-month-old daughter, who underwent successful heart surgery.

Panthers downgrade CB Gamble to out

Posted Oct. 01, 2011 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Panthers CB Chris Gamble (concussion) did not travel with the team to Chicago for its Week Four game against the Bears. Darius Butler will start in his place.

Patriots sign TE Gronkowski, cut DL Warren

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
The Patriots are collecting Gronkowskis, as they signed TE Dan Gronkowski to join his brother Rob.

Panthers claim CB Butler

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
Former Patriots CB Darius Butler didn't remain on waivers for long, as he was claimed by the Panthers, according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer.

Patriots cut CB Butler

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Patriots cut former second-round CB Darius Butler on Tuesday. "It's been real New England. I was blessed to have a chance to play and start my NFL career here," he tweeted.

Five questions with Patriots correspondent Ian Rapoport

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
Each week throughout the season we'll ask Patriots correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport five questions about the Pats. This week, Ian explained why the Patriots play so well in the snow and talked about Darius Butler's ...

Patriots' corners can get revenge vs. Jets

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, CBs Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington and Darius Butler are the choice.

Whitner keys Bills' defensive improvement

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Although he hasn't produced many game-changing plays by himself, Buffalo SS Donte Whitner has been a leader in the team's improved defensive play recently.

CB Butler among Patriots' inactives

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
The Patriots released their inactives for Sunday night's game against the Steelers and will be playing with just three active cornerbacks.

Patriots CB Butler's starting job may be in jeopardy

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
On Friday, ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss wrote that a change could be coming at right cornerback considering Darius Butler's struggles in Week Two.

Draft has been good to Patriots

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
April's draft has recently become the reason for the Patriots' continued success with home-grown talent all over the field in 2010, including CB Devin McCourty.

Butler needs to regain swagger against the Bills

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 5:35 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player, coach or area of the Patriots that is under the microscope. This week, CB Darius Butler is the choice.

Patriots' 60-second rant: Defense gets a wake-up call

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
If the Patriots' defense doesn't bounce back against the Bills this Sunday after their poor showing in New York, it could be time to panic.

Patriots' CB picture comes into focus

Posted May 22, 2010 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
The release of CB Shawn Springs has made the Patriots' depth chart at the position a little more clear.

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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