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.
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.
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 so a serious injury could leave the team scrambling for a replacement.
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' player Mike Vrabel, who now coaches the Titans.
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.
|7||10/21/18||@ LAC||Lost 19-20|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/5/18||@ DAL||8:15 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/18||@ HOU||8:15 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|2014||New England Patriots||11||15||14.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2015||New England Patriots||16||67||56.0||11||0||2||9||4.5||9||0||15|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||63||48.0||15||1||4||28||7.0||21||0||17|
|2017||New England Patriots||16||60||55.0||5||1||2||-1||-0.5||1||0||12|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2014||New England Patriots||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||0||0||1||0||2||2||2||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||16||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|