Tennessee Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler will hit IR after suffering a broken wrist. He left with the injury in the second quarter of the Titans’ loss to the Carolina Panthers.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that he will move to injured reserve, and the team will re-sign CB Tye Smith.
The Titans placed CB Malcolm Butler on injured reserve and re-signed CB Tye Smith.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 5, 2019
Butler is mainly remembered as the corner who had a goal-line interception of Russell Wilson to seal a Super Bowl 49 victory for the New England Patriots. Second-most remembered in his playing tenure is his mysterious benching during Super Bowl 52. Belichick made a game-time decision to bench Butler for the game. The Pats would go on to lose 41-33 in one of the greatest offensive Super Bowl matchups ever.
Following that Super Bowl, Butler would sign a five-year, $61 million contract with the Titans. In his 1.5 seasons with Tennessee, he has five interceptions. That number is only three shy of his total in four years in New England. He also has two touchdowns and one sack with the Titans from the corner position.
His broken wrist will keep him out for the remainder of the season, although he may be eligible to play if the Titans can sneak into the playoffs. They are currently last in the AFC South with a 4-5 record.
The Titans will continue their season without Butler against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, November 10.
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