The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with cornerback Darius Butler on a contract extension.
Over the past three seasons (2012-14) with the Colts, Butler has totaled 129 tackles (107 solo), 30 passes defensed, eight interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 41 games (15 starts). He also has contributed with 18 tackles (15 solo) and three passes defensed in six postseason contests (two starts).
From 2012-13, Butler led all AFC cornerbacks with eight interceptions and led the team with four picks each year. In 2014, he played in 14 games (four starts) and recorded 47 tackles (41 solo), eight passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He also appeared in all three postseason games, making one start, and tallying five tackles, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.
For his six-year NFL career with Indianapolis, Carolina (2011) and New England (2009-2010), Butler has notched 219 tackles (188 solo), 51 passes defensed, 11 interceptions, including four returned for touchdowns, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles in 83 games (29 starts). He was originally selected by the Patriots in the second round (41st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of UConn.
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