Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Bears are hosting CB Darius Butler for a visit on Saturday. La Canfora adds that this is the first of “several” visits Butler has scheduled.
Last we heard regarding Butler, La Canfora reported that he has been unable to come to terms on a deal to stay with the Colts, and now plans to start taking visits this weekend.
Butler previously mentioned that he wants to begin transitioning to safety at this point in his career, which is an interesting thing for a free agent to admit.
“I’m just a football player,” Butler said, via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. “But to be 100 percent honest with you, I would like to transition to safety at this point in my career.”
Butler, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2009. He spent the first two years of his career in New England before he was waived and later claimed by the Panthers at the start of the 2011 season.
The Colts signed Butler as a free agent in September of 2012 and he has spent the past five years in Indianapolis.
In 2016, Butler appeared in 12 games and recorded 33 tackles, three interceptions, a forced fumble and six pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 cornerback out of 112 qualifying players.