The Indianapolis Colts have re-signed Darius Butler, who has been the team's best slot cornerback during his five seasons, to a one-year deal, it was announced Friday.
A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the Colts plan to move Butler to safety. The deal is worth $3 million and can increase to $4.5 million with incentives, the source told Schefter.
Butler, who will turn 31 on Saturday, showed off his versatility -- and his future position -- last season when he split time between cornerback and safety because of injuries and inexperience at safety.
Butler's ability to play more than one position makes him a valuable asset to teams. He led the Colts in interceptions in three of his five seasons, including in 2016 when he had three.
ESPN's Mike Wells contributed to this report.