Butler (head) is re-signing with the Colts on a one-year deal, ESPN.com's Mike Wells reports. A cornerback throughout his career, Butler spent much of last season at safety, which could be his primary home in 2017. The Colts don't have a clear starting safety alongside Clayton Geathers (neck), who may even get some playing time as a linebacker in sub packages. While the team also appears less than stellar at cornerback, Butler would fill a bigger need at safety.
Butler (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports. Butler has not yet passed the league's concussion protocol and will therefore be forced to miss the Colts' season finale. He'll end the 2016 season with 33 tackles, seven passes defensed, three interceptions, and one forced fumble. Expect Vontae Davis and Christopher Milton to see expanded roles with Butler sidelined.
Butler (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday. Butler entered the concussion protocol after Saturday's game against the Raiders and he's a tough road ahead as he looks to return for the Colts' season finale in Week 17. His ability to practice the rest of the week will provide a better indication of his status for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.
Butler is currently in the NFL's concussion protocol, Mike Chappell of IndySportsCentral.com reports. Butler left Saturday's game against Oakland with a possible concussion and has since been confirmed to have suffered a concussion. The injury makes him a stretch to play in the Colts' regular season finale on Sunday against Jacksonville. Christopher Milton and Rashaan Melvin are candidates for a spot start if Butler is held out.
Butler left Saturday's loss to Oakland in the second quarter due to a possible concussion and did not return, ESPN 1070 am Indianapolis reports. With the Colts eliminated from the playoffs with the loss, it's unlikely Butler will play next week if this is at all serious.