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Top Darius Butler News

  • Colts' Darius Butler: Finishes with 29 tackles

    Butler had 29 tackles (23 solo), four pass breakups and two forced fumbles over 15 games for the Colts in 2017.

    Butler started the season as a reserve safety, but saw an increased workload once rookie Malik Hooker was lost for the year with a torn ACL. The 31-year-old will enter the 2018 season as an unrestricted free agent and is likely to serve as a reserve secondary option with his new team, assuming he parts ways with Indianapolis.

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  • Colts' Darius Butler: Gets extended playing time at free safey

    Butler had one tackle in Sunday's 20-17 loss to Pittsburgh while playing 49 snaps at free safety.

    Butler has moved into a more prominent role with Malik Hooker out for the season with a knee injury, as he's splitting playing time with T.J. Green opposite Matthias Farley. However, Butler hasn't been a prodigious tackler in his career, which limits his IDP value.

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  • Colts' Darius Butler: Ready to play Sunday

    Butler (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

    With Butler's ankle issue not proving to be an overwhelming concern, he'll be able to suit up in Week 8 and compete with T.J. Green (hamstring) for reps at safety with Malik Hooker (knee) out for the season. While it's unclear who will start alongside Matthias Farley at safety Sunday, both Butler and Green should be in line for substantial defensive snaps with the Colts also missing cornerback Rashaan Melvin (concussion) from their secondary.

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  • Colts' Darius Butler: Increased role with Malik Hooker hurt

    Butler had one tackle in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville. He played 24 of 68 snaps on defense after Malik Hooker suffered a knee injury.

    Butler and T.J. Green will compete for playing time at free safety with Hooker out for the season with a torn ACL. It's not clear if Butler or Green will be the starter.

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  • Colts' Darius Butler: Limited role again Monday

    Butler had two tackles in Monday's loss at Tennessee.

    He played just 12 snaps on defense as he's had a much more limited role since Week 1.

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  • Colts' Darius Butler: Just one tackle in loss

    Butler had one tackle and played just 15 snaps on defense in Sunday's 46-18 loss at Seattle.

    It's not clear if he was being eased back into action after missing Week 2 with a hamstring injury or if he's fallen down the depth chart. Either way, he doesn't look like an option in any fantasy format.

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  • Colts' Darius Butler: Active Week 3

    Butler (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Browns.

    Butler was limited in practice throughout the week after being inactive in Week 2, leading to his questionable status heading into Sunday's game. Butler is the only active safety on the Colts' roster behind starters Matthias Farley and Malik Hooker.

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  • Colts' Darius Butler: Questionable for Week 3

    Butler (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns.

    Butler was a limited participant in practice this week after being inactive for Week 2, but it's difficult to gauge his likelihood to play at this point. Malik Hooker and Matthias Farley will start at safety if Butler is unable to play Sunday, but he could steal some snaps from Farley if he does suit up.

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  • Colts' Darius Butler: Will sit out Sunday

    Butler (hamstring) will not play Sunday against the Cardinals, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Butler recorded three tackles in Week 1 against the Rams, but 2017 first-round pick Malik Hooker will take over at free safety in Week 2. If Butler can get healthy soon, he'll be slated for more starts, since Clayton Geathers (neck) is out through Week 6.

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  • Colts' Darius Butler: Three tackles in Sunday's loss

    Butler started at free safety and had three tackles in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

    Butler has permanently moved from cornerback to safety after switching between the positions last season. He played 53 snaps and should provide a steady veteran presence in an inexperienced secondary without injured Vontae Davis.

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  • Colts' Darius Butler: Could begin season as starting safety

    Butler could begin the season as a starting safety with Clayton Geathers out at least the first six games with a neck injury, the Indianapolis Star reports.

    Before camp began it wasn't clear if Butler would get most of his snaps at safety or cornerback this season. With Geathers hurt it seems likely Butler may get most of his time opposite 2017 first-round draft pick Malik Hooker at safety. Butler could move to more of a utility role if Matthias Farley or TJ Green is able to win a starting safety role.

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  • Colts' Darius Butler: Could shift back to corner

    Butler (head) could move from safety to cornerback in 2017, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.

    The Colts had announced prior to the draft that Butler would stick at safety again in 2017, but the team's first-round selection of safety Malik Hooker may have changed those plans. Even if Butler ultimately ends up remaining a starting safety in name, the Colts will likely be flexible with how they use him. Expect Butler to also see some work as a slot corner in five- or six-defensive back sets.

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  • Colts' Darius Butler: Move to safety permanent

    Butler (head) will remain at safety after changing positions during the 2016 season, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Butler asked to play safety more as the 2016 season wore on, and he'll remain there for the foreseeable future. He's expected to start alongside Clayton Geathers (neck) or T.J. Green (shoulder) in the back end of the defense next season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 192 lbs
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Age: 36
School: Connecticut
Experience: 10