Jerametrius Butler

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Jerametrius Butler
No. 23, 35, 38, 45
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-11-28) November 28, 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Mississippi
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
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big 12 (1999)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 191
Interceptions: 9
Passes defensed: 24
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Jerametrius Tarell Butler (born November 28, 1978) 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 10 in 181 lb 4.43 s 1.43 s 2.43 s 4.35 s 7.18 s 38 in 10 ft 6 in 17 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. Jerametrius Butler earned the starting left cornerback job for 2003 season. Leading the Rams in interception and pass break ups. He also finished sixth on the team in tackles. 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. In 2004, he had five interceptions leading the team again while giving up only one touchdown. Butler finished the season ranked fourth on the team in tackles. With 82.He suffered a season-ending knee injury (PCL) n training camp in 2005, causing him to miss the entire 2005 season. He was released by the Rams on June 5, 2007a.[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 two-year one million dollar contract.[4] After being sidelined with a leg injury for the last four games 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.