The Redskins are hosting Colts free agent defensive back Darius Butler on a visit today, John Keim of ESPN.com tweets. After Tony Jefferson, Duron Harmon, and Barry Church came off the board early in free agency, Butler stands as PFR’s top ranked unsigned safety.
The beauty of Butler is that he can be plugged into multiple spots in the secondary. Keim writes that Butler would provide additional depth for the Redskins, but he could be holding out for a starting role (and salary to match). Butler has said that he hopes to transition to safety full-time in 2017.
Butler apparently reached a contract impasse with the incumbent Colts, but a return is still on the table. Butler, 31 on Saturday, also met with the Bears last week. His market has been a little slow to develop, but things could get rolling for him in the coming days.
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