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Darius Butler now Signed (Updated)(Mega Merge)

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2 minutes ago, James Ducheteau said:

Do they start calling him POP now at training camp?

lmao maybe, Ballard is getting rid of everyone else over 30 which its good to get younger. 31 isn't real old but that is the edge of a DB's prime.

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Glad Butler is back.

 

I loved when he sealed the deal against the Seahawks in the Super Bowl!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wink wink

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8 minutes ago, James Ducheteau said:

Do they start calling him POP now at training camp?

he turns 31 soon, thats really not that old for a FS

 

guys like champ bailey, ed reed and mike adams played past 35

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12 minutes ago, SteelCityColt said:

 

I'd wager Mike Adams has a productive solid season in Carolina.

Not hard to do. That defense stinks now 

 

He should easily stand out, but we'll see 

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1 hour ago, TKnight24 said:

Not hard to do. That defense stinks now 

 

He should easily stand out, but we'll see 

Eh Julio jones will light them up badly and make him look bad as well lol but good luck to pops

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He adds some depth and already knows what they want.
I am expecting them to draft a good one.

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He should be our starting FS, full time all year. I think he can kill it as a roaming FS.

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Good signing. We need to keep some veterans who already know how this defense works. I wouldn't mind bringing Walden back as well if it is a similar contract and he plays a backup role.

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I like the signing. He is a glue guy that can help hold that secondary together. Helps solidify the safety group and can cover the slot for us. A nice veteran to help mentor and be a calming factor on the back half. It makes me feel better (not that is the Colts concern) to have him a safety valve to plug in.

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I'm very happy about this, we will have a decent safety tandem in the back, if we can sure up the opposite side of Davis we will be good to go.

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I'm fine with Butler being one of the leaders on D as long as it is from the sidelines, the slot or S.

 

 I wanted to see McDougland signed at S. He can play either spot so we should like that. That could still happen. 

 

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2 minutes ago, akcolt said:

I'm fine with Butler being one of the leaders on D as long as it is from the sidelines, the slot or S.

 

 I wanted to see McDougland signed at S. He can play either spot so we should like that. That could still happen. 

 

I don't see Butler being asked to play LCB. He'll play slot and S and do real well there. I think we draft a new CB to replace the hole that has been there since Pagano arrived.

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I would not be surprised if we took a corner round 1 or 2.

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6 hours ago, PrincetonTiger said:

Melvin is on his way but not there yet

From the games I seen out of Melvin, he will look quite a bit better with quicker and consistent pressure applied by our front. I like what Melvin showed out there last year, much better than what Robinson gave us by far. He could be one of the late bloomer cb's

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5 hours ago, chad72 said:

Well, 3 guys that we felt needed to be re-signed were Doyle, Turbin and Butler. We got them all re-signed.

 

Normally, when Colts players leave for free agency and take other visits, they rarely come back. This would also mean that Ballard is not low balling them and giving them a fair offer that they start realizing once they shop around and come back. He may also be asking them to let him know if they want him to match an offer with another team should they want to stay with the Colts.

 

These re-signings make me trust Ballard, at least for now with valuing existing Colts players correctly. $6 mil. would have been too much for him at his age, maybe if he was 3-4 years younger, and if he was worth more, other teams he paid visits to would have offered it.

I'm happy to see Butler back. I wouldn't have been upset with a 2 year contract with similar incentive driven type language put into it. If he hits whatever clauses he has in his contract and makes 4.5, he will have done an excellent job in his role and that's good for both. That means we probably do this again next year too if we don't get some new prospects at fs. Welcome back Butler, we have flexibility this season at FS and slot. 

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19 minutes ago, Jdubu said:

I'm happy to see Butler back. I wouldn't have been upset with a 2 year contract with similar incentive driven type language put into it. If he hits whatever clauses he has in his contract and makes 4.5, he will have done an excellent job in his role and that's good for both. That means we probably do this again next year too if we don't get some new prospects at fs. Welcome back Butler, we have flexibility this season at FS and slot. 

If he hits his incentives to earn 4.5 for the season, its probably because he began starting at FS midseason and Green was benched.  

 

I hope he earns 4.5.

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On 3/17/2017 at 1:12 PM, AustinnKaine said:

I would not be surprised if we took a corner round 1 or 2.

Not surprising at all, I expect it!!

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On 3/17/2017 at 3:09 PM, GoColts8818 said:

Glad he's back in the fold.

He's old and in the fold, glad we signed the "ancient one"

 

 

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Happy to have this guy. Solid depth at CB, and actually fairly good at free safety, IMO. 

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4 hours ago, chrisfarley said:

He's old and in the fold, glad we signed the "ancient one"

 

 

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I'm glad he's behind a green screen so we can put his face on everything.

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