Jerametrius Butler

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Jerametrius Butler
No. 23, 35, 38, 45
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-11-28) November 28, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Minnesota
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: Kansas State
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 5 / Pick: 145
Debuted in 2001 for the St. Louis Rams
Last played in 2007 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
*Offseason member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big 12 (1999)
Career NFL statistics as of 2007
Tackles 191
Interceptions 9
Passes defensed 24
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Jerametrius Tarell Butler (born November 28, 1978 in Cleveland, Minnesota) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State.

Butler was also a member of the Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints. He retired prior to the 2008 season.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 9⅝ in 173 lb 4.57 s 1.57 s 2.57 s 4.40 s 7.22 s 36 in 10 ft 1 in 11 reps
All from NFL Combine.[1]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On June 26, 2001, Butler signed a three-year $1.01 million contract with the Rams. Butler played his first six professional seasons with the St. Louis Rams. On March 6, 2004, Butler, a now a restricted free agent, signed a six-year, $15 million offer sheet with Washington. On March 11, 2004, the Rams opted to match the Washington offer. He suffered a season-ending knee injury in training camp in 2005, causing him to miss the entire 2005 season. He was released by the Rams on June 5, 2007.[2]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Butler signed with the Washington Redskins on June 7, 2007,[3] but was released on August 28.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Butler was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an unrestricted free agent on September 25, 2007. It was a one-year $490,000 contract.[4] On February 27, 2008, the Bills released him.[5]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Butler signed with the Saints on June 2, 2008.[6] However on July 23, he opted to retire.[7] The Saints terminated his contract on February 12, 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jerametrius Butler , Pro Scout Draft.com
  2. ^ Pasquarelli, Len (June 6, 2007). "Butler released by Rams". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  3. ^ La Canfora, Jason (June 7, 2007). "Former Ram Is Signed For Depth in Secondary". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Bills sign CB Butler to plug leaky defense; release RB Scobey". USA Today. September 25, 2007. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  5. ^ "As free agency nears, McFarland, Morris, Givens among cuts". ESPN.com. February 28, 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  6. ^ "Tryouts work out as CB Butler, C Love sign with Saints". CBSSports.com. June 3, 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  7. ^ Martel, Brett (July 23, 2008). "Top 2 picks out as Saints open camp". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-04-12.