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October 14, 2020 10:08 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Pair of picks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler recorded seven tackles, one tackle for a loss and two interceptions in Week 5 against the Bills.

Butler finished second on the team in tackles, his second highest mark of the season. However, he made his mark on the game with two interceptions, including his first of the campaign. The first came on the Bills' initial offensive possession, which set up a short touchdown drive for the Titans. His second pick came late in the third quarter and he turned up field for a 68-yard return -- setting up another score for Tennessee. Butler has been active in coverage early this season, racking up six passes defended along with 25 tackles across four contests.

September 20, 2020 11:48 AM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Set to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (quadriceps) is active Week 2 against Jacksonville.

Butler missed practice Friday and was considered questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars, but it appears he'll give it a go. Should any type of in-game setback occur, rookie Kristian Fulton would be in line to take on extra snaps.

September 19, 2020 01:48 AM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Questionable for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (quadriceps) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.

Butler was added to Thursday's injury report as a limited participant, so the fact that he sat out practice entirely Friday could hint of a setback. Rookie second-round pick Kristian Fulton will be the favorite to slot into the starting lineup if Butler isn't able to suit up against Jacksonville.

September 17, 2020 06:08 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Late injury add
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (quadriceps) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice, Terry McCormick of reports.

The specifics surrounding the injury remain unclear, however, the fact that Butler was a late addition is certainly not a great sign. The 30-year-old was solid in Week 1, only surrendering 21 yards on three receptions in situations when he was the primary defender. If Butler fails to suit up in Week 2 against Jacksonville, Kristian Fulton or Chris Jackson would likely be in line for a start.

June 26, 2020 08:52 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Set for second year in Tennessee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (wrist) likely will operate as the Titans' No. 1 outside corner in 2020, Joe Rexrode of The Athletic reports.

Logan Ryan moved on to free agency and Adoree' Jackson is expected to see more nickel work, leaving Butler as the clear No. 1 option on the outside. Tennessee also brought in veteran Johnathan Joseph and drafted Kristian Fulton in the second round of April's draft, while Butler is looking for a rebound season after missing the final two months of 2019 with a fractured wrist.

November 5, 2019 05:40 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Moves to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Butler fractured his wrist during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Panthers and was already considered to be in danger of missing the rest of the season, so the move to IR isn't overly surprising. Adoree' Jackson and LeShaun Sims should be more heavily relied upon at cornerback for the Titans.

November 4, 2019 01:52 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: In danger of missing season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Vrabel said Monday that Butler (wrist) "may be lost for the season," John Glennon of The Athletic reports.

Butler suffered a broken wrist during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Panthers while attempting to break up a touchdown catch by wide receiver Curtis Samuel. The 29-year-old is already ruled out against the Chiefs in Week 10, per Terry McCormick of, and he appears to be in serious of missing significant time or being placed on IR. LeShaun Sims filled in for Butler at cornerback during Sunday's loss, and stands to continue seeing an expanded role in his absence.

November 4, 2019 12:20 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Breaks wrist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler suffered a broken wrist during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Butler will undergo more tests to determine the severity of the injury. He's likely in danger of missing the rest of the season, which would leave LeShaun Sims to handle an expanded role at cornerback.

November 3, 2019 03:12 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Out with wrist injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler won't return to Sunday's game at Carolina after suffering a wrist injury, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Butler unofficially had two passes defensed before exiting the game. Adoree Jackson and LeShaun Sims should see increased snaps in his absence.

October 29, 2019 02:48 PM
Titans' Malcolm Butler: Picks off Winston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler posted a solo tackle, a pass breakup and an interception in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Buccaneers.

Butler accounted for Jameis Winston's second turnover of the first quarter, helping the Titans finish the first frame with a comfortable 14-3 lead. This was Butler's second interception of the season. The 29-year-old corner has been targeted in coverage 6.4 times per game this year, and he's held opposing quarterbacks to a 75.2 passer rating and just one touchdown on those attempts. This is a situation where his real-life value supersedes fantasy purpose.

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.

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