February 19, 2020

Argos sign defensive back Crezdon Butler

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TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have signed American DB Crezdon Butler, the team announced on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old played 12 games for the BC Lions last season, recording 25 defensive tackles, one interception and one forced fumble. The six-foot-one, 191-pound defensive back played 26 games for Saskatchewan in 2017 and 2018 and for his three-year CFL career has tallied 95 defensive tackles, two sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles in 38 games.

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The North Carolina native was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft and over the course of the next seven years (2010-2016), Butler played for Arizona, Washington, Buffalo, San Diego, Tampa Bay, Detroit and Seattle, accumulating 27 tackles in 46 career NFL games. The Clemson alum spent four-years at the South Carolina school (2006-2009) and amassed 171 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 11 interceptions in 53 games for the Tigers.