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.
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.
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 (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.
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 in those 11 games.
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|2017||New England Patriots||16||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|