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CB Darius Butler cut by Patriots

Posted on: September 6, 2011 6:04 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

In 2009, the Patriots had a whopping four second-round draft picks. On Tuesday, they cut one of those picks, cornerback Darius Butler.

Butler, the 41st-overall pick that year, announced the move on Twitter.

"Its been real New England," Butler tweeted Tuesday. "I was blessed to have a chance to play and start my NFL career here. But its time to open a new chapter. Thx #patsnation."

Per our Patriots Rapid Reporter Greg Bedard, Butler wasn't exactly shocked about the news.

 "It wasn't a surprise. I was hearing trade speculation," Butler said. "It happened maybe a little bit later than I wanted, but I'm ready to go forward."

Butler, who played in 15 games last season, recorded just 23 tackles and zero sacks. Butler figured to see some substantial playing time last year when Leigh Bodden went on injured reserve, but he never stepped up his play and eventually lost his starting spot.

With Bodden, blossoming star Devin McCourty and Kyle Arrington topping the depth chart, the Patriots clearly felt they have enough manpower.

Don't expect to see the youngster stay on the open market long, though. As Steve Reed of the Gaston Gazette points out, the Panthers have the first chance at claiming Butler off of waivers and given that their in pretty desperate need of cornerbacks, it would be shocking to see them pass on him.

Interestingly enough (or maybe not?), in the 2009 NFL Draft, Butler went two picks ahead of former Panthers defensive end Everette Brown, who Carolina cut Sunday. Butler won't get them their first-round pick back from the 49ers, but he might salvage something out of what turned out to be an absolutely disastrous draft in 2009.

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Comments

Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: September 6, 2011 9:40 pm
 

CB Darius Butler cut by Patriots

yeah send him to the boys, another 'pre-fab should have been' can stand out there and take up space in dallas.



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: September 6, 2011 8:41 pm
 

CB Darius Butler cut by Patriots

The Dallas Cowboys should gobble this guy up...they are in desparate need of defensive secondary help and Darius Butler can definitely help. Don't know if the boys front office can pull the trigger in time, but we'll see.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2011 8:21 pm
 

CB Darius Butler cut by Patriots

Hindsight is 20/20. Glad you know all the good draft picks 3 years later. Moron.



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2011 7:57 pm
 

CB Darius Butler cut by Patriots

just another guy



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: September 6, 2011 7:34 pm
 

CB Darius Butler cut by Patriots

...so tired of the Pats trading down and accumulating more (useless) picks.

What good are extra picks when the players they trade down for don't pan out? 

"Thanks for coming, Big Bang Clock."
"There's the door, Darius."
"Take it easy Terrence."
"Don't forget your bags, Chad."

The whole time Bill is being considered 'masterful' for manipulating the draft, his picks are disastrous and years are being wasted.  They could have had V. Davis or C. Matthews.  How's that feel?  This defense is scary to watch, and by scary, I don't mean BAL or PIT scary. I mean my wife's cooking scary.

PLEASE, Bill.  Please don't do this to us again next year.  The Seymour trade isn't working out.  Just use your picks where they are and let's see what happens...






Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2011 7:00 pm
 

CB Darius Butler cut by Patriots

 Who will play CB for the Pats this year?



McCourty , Bodden and Arrington. If Bodden is fully recovered that is a nice set.   



Since: Nov 29, 2008
Posted on: September 6, 2011 6:50 pm
 

CB Darius Butler cut by Patriots

Even wneh the article is not about him, you can see the ineptness of Edwards when is comes to catching the ball.It looks like the ball hit him in the head. LOL.  One question, Who will play CB for the Pats this year?


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