Butler recorded four tackles and two passes defensed in Thursday's 30-9 win over the Jaguars. Butler was battling a quadriceps injury in the short week leading up to Thursday's game, though he did ultimately enter the contest without an injury designation. Coming off a performance against the Jets in which he tallied a victory-clinching interception, Butler recorded two passes defensed as an encore. He now has four pass breakups in his past four games, and nine for the season.
Butler (concussion) has cleared the concussion protocol and is ready to play Sunday against the Jets, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports. Butler logged a limited practice Wednesday, and after practicing fully Thursday, it seemed all he needed was the final go-ahead to clear the league's concussion protocol. The 28-year-old has yet to miss a full game and has logged 46 tackles (42 solo) and one interception across 11 contests.
Coach Mike Vrabel said Thursday that Butler (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol but is trending the right way, Travis Haney of The Athletic reports. Butler is reportedly awaiting final clearance from the league-mandated concussion protocol from the Titans' medical staff, so it would appear that the 28-year-old has already consulted an independent neurologist. The starting cornerback's availability for Sunday's tilt against the Jets is still murky, but it seems that Butler has a good shot to suit up Week 13.
Butler recorded 10 tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss Week 4 against the Eagles. Butler sacked Carson Wentz in the first quarter, blitzing off the edge untouched to record his first sack as a Titan. However, he was beaten by Jordan Matthews for a 56-yard touchdown late in the second quarter, overshadowing his earlier production. Butler has had a rocky start to his tenure with the Titans, with Matthews' touchdown being the second long score he has allowed in four weeks.
Butler is slated to sign with the Titans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. After signing with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent, Butler eventually carved out a key role in the Patriots' secondary, notably clinching the team's win over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX with a last-minute pick. He'll slide into a starting role with Tennessee, where he'll play for former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel, who now coaches the Titans.