The team announced on Tuesday that Butler has been placed on injured reserve. He’d be eligible to return for a second Titans playoff game, but banking on such a game existing is a pretty big stretch for a 4-5 team.
Butler had 30 tackles and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown, in nine games for the Titans this year. It was the second year of a five-year deal he signed with the Titans in the 2018 offseason.
The Titans signed Tye Smith to take Butler’s spot on the roster. Smith is a familiar face in Nashville as he played in four Titans games this season and 15 during the 2017 campaign. He has 21 tackles and an interception in those appearances.