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Darius Butler | Defensive Back | #20

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 188
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (41) / NE
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Colts CB Darius Butler is "week to week" with a Grade 1 hamstring injury.
Grade 1 is the mildest kind of strain, but it still puts Butler's status in doubt for Week 3 against the Chargers. Butler is the Colts' slot cornerback. Sep 19 - 4:27 PM

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Colts CB Darius Butler left Sunday's Week 2 game against the Broncos with a hamstring injury and will not return.

Butler pulled up on a second-quarter interception that would have been a sure pick-six. The Colts' secondary is a complete mess right now with Vontae Davis (ankle), Patrick Robinson (concussion) and now Butler all out with injuries.
Sep 18 - 6:00 PM

Colts CB Darius Butler (ankle) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

Butler's return is great news for a team desperate for healthy bodies in the secondary. He will likely be listed as questionable, but Butler should be on track to play after practicing this early in the week.
Source: colts.com
Sep 15 - 9:13 AM

Colts CB Darius Butler (ankle) could return to practice on Wednesday.

Emphasis on "could," as coach Chuck Pagano was far from declarative on Butler's status Monday. The Colts' secondary is in absolute disarray, but if there's good news, it's that Trevor Siemian is on tap for Week 2.
Sep 12 - 4:42 PM

Colts CB Darius Butler (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 1 against the Lions.

Top CB Vontae Davis (ankle) is also out and is expected to miss the first month of the season. Look for the Colts to start Jets castoff Antonio Cromartie on one side and free-agent addition Patrick Robinson at the other corner. Rashaan Melvin and Darryl Morris round out the depth chart. Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, and Anquan Boldin are licking their chops.
Sep 9 - 12:55 PM

Colts nickel CB Darius Butler (ankle) has yet to practice this week.

Nor has SS Clayton Geathers. It's a major concern for a team already without Vontae Davis (ankle). Matthew Stafford's matchup is getting better by the day.
Sep 8 - 5:34 PM

Colts CB Darius Butler left Saturday's preseason game with a left ankle injury.

He's done for the night. Before getting hurt, Butler intercepted a pass that was dropped by Eagles wideout Nelson Agholor. Butler had his ankle wrapped on the sideline, suggesting his exit may have been precautionary. The Colts can't afford another injury to their secondary with Vontae Davis (ankle) already on the shelf.
Aug 27 - 8:14 PM

Colts CB Darius Butler has been spending time at safety in training camp.

"He’s got great versatility," DC Ted Monachino said. "The safety position requires a little more communication than either the nickel or the corner position and he is a pro at that." Butler has been the Colts' primary No. 3 cornerback over the past three seasons, but wasn't effective in 2015. Spending more time at safety would create an opening for 2015 third-rounder D'Joun Smith.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 1 - 3:21 PM

Colts CB Darius Butler has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 9.

Butler gets the nod after picking off Peyton Manning to seal the Colts' win over the previously-undefeated Broncos. It's actually kind of amazing the league wasn't able to find a better performance. Butler has been thoroughly mediocre much of the season and allowed 3-of-4 passes in his coverage to be caught against Manning. Butler mans the slot for Indy in sub-packages.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 10:04:00 AM

Colts CB Darius Butler (hip) is out for Week 3 against the Titans.

This marks his second straight absence. The Colts will go with Vontae Davis, Jalil Brown and Sheldon Price at corner this week against rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota. Butler is day to day.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 02:54:00 PM

Colts CB Darius Butler (hip) remains day to day.

Butler struggled in Week 1 before missing Week 2, but the Colts need him to get healthy with Vontae Davis (concussion) and Greg Toler (neck) both ailing. Indy gets the Titans and Marcus Mariota in Week 3.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Colts CBs Darius Butler (hip) and Greg Toler (neck) will not play Week 2 against the Jets.

Toler missed Week 1 as well. Butler started in his place, but struggled before injuring his hip. With both sidelined, Jalil Brown and Sheldon Price will get snaps opposite Vontae Davis.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Colts re-signed CB Darius Butler.

29-year-old Butler has spent the last three seasons as Indy's slot corner, piling up eight interceptions and three forced fumbles during that span. He has too many hiccups in pass coverage, but the team clearly values his reliability and playmaking ability. He plays between Vontae Davis and Greg Toler.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 09:36:00 PM

Colts declared CB Darius Butler, OLB Victor Butler, OG Hugh Thornton, OG Jack Mewhort, C Khaled Holmes, DT Kelcy Quarles and DT Arthur Jones inactive for Week 6 against the Texans.

Not including their players on injured reserve, of course, the Colts enter Week 6 relatively healthy.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 07:25:00 PM

Colts re-signed CB Darius Butler to a two-year contract.

The 26-year-old onetime second-round bust resurrected his career in Indianapolis last season, recording four interceptions as the slot corner between Vontae Davis and Jerraud Powers. The Colts now have a formidable top-three cornerback trio with Greg Toler and Davis on the outside, and Butler covering slot receivers. Indy could still afford to add a safety, upgrading on Tom Zbikowski.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 08:38:00 PM

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