Former Clemson DB released by Argonauts

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Butler playing for Clemson in the 2008 Gator Bowl
Butler playing for Clemson in the 2008 Gator Bowl

Former Clemson defensive back Crezdon Butler was released by the Toronto Argonauts along with running back Tyrell Sutton, and defensive tackle Cory 'Poop' Johnson on Wednesday.

Butler did not play a game with the Argos in 2019.

In two seasons with the Roughriders (2017-2018), the 32-year old had 70 tackles, two special team tackles, two sacks, and one forced fumble.

Butler has 27 career tackles and two forced fumbles while playing for seven different NFL teams including Pittsburgh (2010), Arizona (2011), Washington (2011-2012), Buffalo (2012-2013), San Diego (2013), Tampa Bay (2014), and Detroit (2015-2016). He appeared in two playoff games with the Chargers in 2013 and played in a total of 46 career NFL games.

He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round (#164 overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. At Clemson, he finished his collegiate career with 166 tackles, two sacks, and eleven interceptions.


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