Darius Butler Out for Sunday


Nov 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Josh Gordy (27) talks with cornerback Darius Butler (20) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Colts 40-11. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

According to the IndyStar’s Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Colts’ head coach Chuck Pagano announced that the team’s 3rd cornerback, Darius Butler, will be out once again in Sunday’s match-up against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is still dealing with a lingering ankle injury, which forced him to miss last Thursday night’s game against the Houston Texans.

In his absence, the Colts will yet again turn to 4-year veteran Josh Gordy, who will man the nickel cornerback role for the 2nd consecutive week. Gordy played in 47 of the defense’s 54 snaps last game (PFF), so it’s a big role he’s been filling in Butler’s absence.

Pagano also announced that DE Arthur Jones, who was injured in Week 2 with a severe ankle sprain against the Philadelphia Eagles, is still questionable. Jones had practiced earlier this week on a limited basis and was a full participant in Friday’s practice.