The Colts have made plenty of moves already, but they have actually made more subtractions than additions in their secondary. They’ll undoubtedly need to add guys at that area, and it sounds like we shouldn’t rule out a reunion with Darius Butler either.
The Indianapolis Star’s Stephen Holder tweeted this morning that his response to the Butler questions is this: “don't close the door on him returning to the Colts just yet.”
Butler was a player it sounded like the Colts wanted to keep around, but he began his free agent visits last weekend after being unable to reach a deal with Indianapolis, visiting the Bears on Saturday. We haven’t heard anything about how that visit with the Bears went, nor have we heard any details about other visits that Butler might have lined up. But it sounds like the Colts could still be in play for the defensive back’s services. Most likely, the Colts are letting Butler test the market to see what he can get while keeping tabs on him.
It would be a good move for the Colts to bring Butler back, especially when you consider the versatility he offers by being able to play both slot cornerback and safety. He has been very good over the last five years as a nickel corner, and then last year we saw him play some safety too, where he held his own and where he apparently wants to move full-time now. The Colts will surely need to address their secondary this offseason, and Darius Butler wouldn’t be the automatic fix. But he would be a nice guy to have around and could really help the Colts’ defense, so hopefully Butler and the Colts do continue to negotiate and reach a deal that’s fair for both sides.