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Butler was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (41st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. On July 10, 2009, he signed a four-year contract with the Patriots that included a total of about $2.1 million in guaranteed money.
Butler got his first career start and interception against the Tennessee Titans. The following week he got his second interception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He returned an interception 91 yards for a touchdown against the Houston Texans on January 3, 2010. He finished the season starting five of 14 games played, recording three interceptions, 35 tackles, and eight passes deflected.
In 2010, Butler started the first two games of the season, including a Patriots loss to the New York Jets in Week 2. In the game, Butler gave up a touchdown reception and was also penalized twice for defensive pass interference on another Jets touchdown drive. He was replaced as a starter by Kyle Arrington the next week, and was not part of the team’s defensive sub packages. After being a healthy inactive for the team’s Week 10 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Butler returned to make his third start of the season, as the Patriots’ nickel cornerback for their Week 13 win over the Jets. Butler finished the season with three starts in 15 games played, recording 23 tackles and six passes defensed.
On September 6, 2011, he was waived by New England.
Well last night the former Patriots cornerback Darius Butler came up with three turnovers, two interceptions and a fumble recovery, in the Colts’ 27-10 win over the Jaguars on Thursday night.
Butler turned one interception into a pick six, a feat he nearly duplicated on his second.
Expect Butler to be tabbed AFC Defensive Player of the Week next Wednesday, a nice lead-in to that Sunday’s game with the Pats in Foxboro.
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