ザ・ NFL Network reported Monday that Butler has been away from the team to address the personal matter and “retirement or stepping away from the game” was on the table. The report didn’t address what the personal situation was, and Butler’s agent declined to comment on the matter.
Butler, 31, signed a one-year deal worth $ 3.25 million with the Cardinals in March. He was brought in to succeed former All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson, who departed for the ミネソタバイキング this past offseason.
Butler spent the last three seasons with the Tennessee Titans after he began his career with the ニューイングランドペイトリオッツ. Butler is known for intercepting シアトルシーホークス クォーターバック ラッセル・ウィルソン to seal a Super Bowl XLIX victory for the Patriots.