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September 9, 2019 01:08 AM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Logs defensive touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler recorded two tackles, one interception, which he returned for a touchdown, and one pass defensed in Week 1 against the Browns.

Butler capped off a Week 1 victory for the Titans, picking off Baker Mayfield and returning it 38 yards for a touchdown. He also played a key role in the secondary's strong showing, limiting Baker Mayfield to 285 passing yards on 38 attempts as well as forcing him to commit three turnovers. While Butler posted an up-and-down debut season with the Titans in 2018, he'll look to keep his performance consistent heading into Week 2 against Indianapolis.

January 17, 2019 07:56 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Records three interceptions in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler tallied 69 tackles (60 solo, including a sack) and 12 passes defensed -- including three interceptions -- while playing in all 16 games for the Titans in 2018.

Butler had a career high in tackles in his first year with Tennessee, despite the lowest snap total he's seen in some time. After averaging over a thousand defensive snaps per season the last three years, he only played 836 for the Titans, though he managed to hover around his career averages in most measures. He'll figure to come back as a starting corner once again in 2019 and look to maintain his quality play.

December 23, 2018 07:56 AM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Seals victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler recorded five tackles with a pass defensed and interception in Saturday's 25-16 win over Washington.

Butler delivered a highlight on the final play of the game, intercepting a deep pass attempt by Josh Johnson and returning it for a touchdown. After a relatively slow start to the season, Butler has improved his play over the past several weeks, breaking up five passes and picking off two pass attempts in his past six games.

December 8, 2018 02:04 AM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Another solid effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 5, 2018 04:52 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Ready to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (quadricep) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Butler was a full participant in Wednesday's practice after having been limited to begin the week. The 28-year-old is on track to suit up against the Jaguars on Thursday, and will attempt to contain the Cody Kessler-led air attack.

December 5, 2018 01:32 AM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Limited participant Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Butler is battling a quadriceps injury, and his situation is worth monitoring given the Titans' short week. However, the fact that he was able to participate -- even on a limited basis -- is a positive sign. Butler is coming off one of his better performances of the season in Week 13 against the Jets, during which he picked off his second pass of the campaign.

December 3, 2018 12:04 AM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Seals victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler tallied six tackles, a pass defensed and interception in Sunday's 26-22 win over the Jets.

Butler picked off an overthrown pass from Josh McCown with 29 seconds remaining in the game to seal the Titans' victory. It was his second interception of the season, but his first since Week 1. His six tackles was also his best mark since Week 4, when he tallied 10 against the Eagles. Butler will look to build on this performance as the Titans take on the Jaguars in Week 14.

December 1, 2018 10:16 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Cleared to face Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 29, 2018 03:36 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Progressing in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 28, 2018 07:12 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Limited participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (concussion) is listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday, Turron Davenport of reports.

Butler exited Monday's game against the Texans after sustaining a concussion and is currently in the league's concussion protocol. Even if the 28-year-old returns to full participation over the next couple days, he must still be cleared by an independent neurologist to play this weekend.

November 27, 2018 07:32 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Enters concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler suffered a stinger during Monday night's game against the Texans and is in concussion protocol, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.

Butler recorded two tackles against the Texans before being forced out of the game. The cornerback will have to clear the league's concussion protocol before being eligible to play, meaning his status for Sunday's contest versus the Jets is up in the air. LeShaun Sims will likely see an increased workload if Butler is inactive.

November 26, 2018 10:04 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Leaves with possible concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler left Monday's game against the Texans with an apparent head injury, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.

Butler will have to enter the league's concussion protocol before he can return to the field. Given the nature of head injuries, there's no guarantee we'll see him back during Monday's contest, so there's a chance we'll have to wait to see how he holds up throughout next week's practice. For now, LeShaun Sims seems to be the likely replacement at cornerback.

October 1, 2018 12:08 AM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Records sack, beat for long touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 10, 2018 12:44 AM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Picks off pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler intercepted a pass in the endzone in Week 1 against Miami.

Butler had an inconsistent debut, picking off a pass in the end zone intended for Mike Gesicki in the third quarter. However, one quarter later he was beat by Kenny Stills for a 75-yard touchdown down the middle of the field. Despite the misstep, he should make a positive impact on the Titans secondary in his first year with the team, as he has recorded multiple interceptions in each of the past three seasons.

August 27, 2018 04:48 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Practicing Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (undisclosed) participated in Monday's practice, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.

Butler was held out of practice for nearly a week with an undisclosed injury, but the time off appears to have helped him. There doesn't appear to be much concern surrounding Butler's health moving forward.

August 22, 2018 11:48 AM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Missing from Tuesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (undisclosed) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, Travis Haney of The Athletic Nashville reports.

Butler also sat out of Saturday's preseason game against Tampa Bay and missed Monday's practice. The 28-year-old has suited up for all 16 games in each of the last three seasons, and that streak could be in jeopardy. Butler doesn't have to worry about losing a starting job, but he's expected to bolster the Titans' secondary. Therefore, a serious injury could leave the team scrambling for a replacement.

March 13, 2018 09:08 PM
Malcolm Butler: Set to join Titans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 5, 2018 07:24 PM
Patriots' Malcolm Butler: Sees just one snap in Super Bowl
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler's only snap in Super Bowl LII came on special teams.

The cornerback was healthy enough to suit up and had played all 74 snaps on defense in the AFC championship game, so head coach Bill Belichick's decision to sit Butler remains puzzling. Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, it's not a matter Belichick wants to go into any detail on at this stage. In any case, Butler is eligible to become a free agent this offseason, and after Sunday it's hard to imagine him returning to the Patriots in 2018. During the regular season, Butler was on the field for 97.8 percent of New England's defensive snaps en route to recording 60 tackles, two picks and three forced fumbles.

February 1, 2018 06:28 PM
Patriots' Malcolm Butler: Full participant Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (illness) was a full participant at practice Thursday.

Butler missed Super Bowl Opening Night due to his illness and was limited at practice Wednesday. His full participation seems to indicate he won't be hindered at all by the illness, barring further setback, come time for Sunday's game.

January 31, 2018 06:36 PM
Patriots' Malcolm Butler: Limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (illness) was limited in practice Wednesday.

Due to an illness, Butler took a later flight to Minnesota than the rest of his teammates, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. Butler was thus absent from Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday and "definitely still sounds sick" as of Wednesday, per Howe. Although he expects to play Sunday versus the Eagles, Butler's status could come down to the wire if the ailment lingers.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2014New England Patriots111514.010000.0003
2015New England Patriots166756.0110294.59015
2016New England Patriots166348.01514287.021017
2017New England Patriots166055.0512-1-0.51012
2018Tennessee Titans166960.09139030.056112
2019Tennessee Titans31311.02013838.03813
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2014New England Patriots1100000000
2015New England Patriots1600000000
2016New England Patriots1600102220
2017New England Patriots1600300000
2018Tennessee Titans1600100000
2019Tennessee Titans300000000

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