Colts 2014 Positional Review: Cornerbacks

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Jan 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler (20) breaks up a pass intended for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) in the first half in the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Darius Butler

2015 Contract: Unrestricted Free Agent

Stats: 46 tackles, 9 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles

PFF Grade: -3.2

The Good:

Butler has been a very good slot corner for the past two seasons. He’s nearly played as many snaps as a starter and in today’s NFL, the nickel package is very important. He’s a solid option for the team and offers a good veteran in the secondary.

The Bad:
He gave up a 60-percent catch rate this season, but just three touchdowns. He is by no means a shutdown corner, but also plays a difficult position. Butler wasn’t the kind of player that opposing QB’s would immediately target either.

2015 Outlook:

He made $3 million last season, but its likely that the Colts could re-sign him for a cheaper price tag. Its tough to find quality corners at the slot position, but he’s certainly played at least well enough to warrant a second look.