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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The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with free agent guard Todd Herremans.
Herremans, 6-6, 321 pounds, has started 124-of-127 career regular season games and eight postseason contests over the last 10 seasons (2005-2014) with the Philadelphia Eagles. A two-time (2008, 2011) USA Today All-Joe Team member, he has started at least six games at four different positions along the offensive line, while also seeing significant playing time at tackle.
In 2013, Herremans started all 16 games for the third time in his career and was a part of an offense that ranked first in the NFL in rushing yards, second in net yards and fourth in points scored. The Eagles set franchise records in points and net yards, as running back LeSean McCoy led the league with a single-season team-record 1,607 rushing yards.
From 2011-12, Herremans started 24 consecutive games at tackle and from 2006-08, he played in 48 consecutive contests. Last season (2014), he started all eight games he appeared in before being placed on Injured Reserve on November 5, 2014. Herremans was originally selected by the Eagles in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Saginaw Valley State.
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