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Colts Re-Sign Darius Butler

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The Indianapolis Colts announced tonight that they have re-signed nickel cornerback Darius Butler.

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The Indianapolis Colts announced tonight that they have re-signed cornerback Darius Butler to a contract extension.  It's a good move to bring back the team's nickel corner.


Playing with the Colts for the last three seasons,  he has played in 41 games and has recorded 131 tackles, 30 passes defensed, and eight interceptions (three touchdowns).


Butler was due to become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday, but as we know, deadlines spur action.  This was a move that the Colts needed to make, as finding a good nickel cornerback like Butler isn't easy.  This keeps the team's cornerback trio of Vontae Davis, Greg Toler, and Darius Butler intact, which is a good thing considering that it was the team's biggest defensive strength a year ago.  Butler is a very good and underrated player who really holds down the slot corner position for the Colts.  This is absolutely a good move for the team (and for Butler).