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January 31, 2018 09:48 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Finishes with 29 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 14, 2017 01:24 AM
Colts' Darius Butler: Gets extended playing time at free safey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 29, 2017 11:52 AM
Colts' Darius Butler: Ready to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 23, 2017 02:20 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Increased role with Malik Hooker hurt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 17, 2017 02:24 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Limited role again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 2, 2017 09:32 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Just one tackle in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 24, 2017 12:44 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Active Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 22, 2017 08:32 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Questionable for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 15, 2017 09:28 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Will sit out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 11, 2017 02:00 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Three tackles in Sunday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 2, 2017 03:36 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Could begin season as starting safety
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 25, 2017 06:04 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Could shift back to corner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 17, 2017 09:08 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Move to safety permanent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 18, 2017 11:32 AM
Colts' Darius Butler: Re-signing with Indy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (head) is re-signing with the Colts on a one-year deal, ESPN.com's Mike Wells reports.

A cornerback throughout his career, Butler spent much of last season at safety, which could be his primary home in 2017. The Colts don't have a clear starting safety alongside Clayton Geathers (neck), who may even get some playing time as a linebacker in sub packages. While the team also appears less than stellar at cornerback, Butler would fill a bigger need at safety.

December 31, 2016 12:20 AM
Colts' Darius Butler: Ruled out for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.

Butler has not yet passed the league's concussion protocol and will therefore be forced to miss the Colts' season finale. He'll end the 2016 season with 33 tackles, seven passes defensed, three interceptions and one forced fumble. Expect Vontae Davis and Christopher Milton to see expanded roles with Butler sidelined.

December 28, 2016 09:20 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Sits out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.

Butler entered the concussion protocol after Saturday's game against the Raiders and he has tough road ahead as he looks to return for the Colts' season finale in Week 17. His ability to practice the rest of the week will provide a better indication of his status for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

December 26, 2016 06:10 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Enters concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler is currently in the NFL's concussion protocol, Mike Chappell of IndySportsCentral.com reports.

Butler left Saturday's game against Oakland with a possible concussion and has since been confirmed to have suffered a concussion. The injury makes him a stretch to play in the Colts' regular season finale on Sunday against Jacksonville. Christopher Milton and Rashaan Melvin are candidates for a spot start if Butler is held out.

December 25, 2016 01:50 AM
Colts' Darius Butler: Exits with possible concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler left Saturday's loss to Oakland in the second quarter due to a possible concussion and did not return, ESPN 1070 am Indianapolis reports.

With the Colts eliminated from the playoffs with the loss, it's unlikely Butler will play next week if this is at all serious.

November 7, 2016 01:17 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Has interception in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler had two total tackles and an interception in Sunday's win at Green Bay.

Butler frequently played safety next to T.J. Green with Mike Adams out with a groin injury. Butler could continue to get time at safety with Adams out, which would boost his tackle totals.

October 23, 2016 12:00 PM
Colts' Darius Butler: Active for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler (calf/hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans, Colts' owner Jim Irsay reports.

Butler sat out practice during the week before being a limited participant on Friday. He'll continue his role as a depth corner in Week 7.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/192
Birthdate:
3/18/1986
Age:
34
Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
School:
Connecticut
NFL Experience:
10
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