Darius Butler drew four waiver claims

AP

The Patriots surprisingly cut cornerback Darius Butler.  Not surprisingly, multiple teams wanted him.

Per a league source, the Panthers, Broncos, 49ers, and Jaguars each made waiver claims.

The Panthers, by virtue of their 2-14 record in 2011, were awarded Butler’s contract.  The Broncos would have been next.  Then the Niners. Then the Jaguars.