Colts claim linebacker Shaun Phillips off waivers from Titans

An 11-year pro, linebacker Shaun Phillips didn't make it through a full season in Tennessee.

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The Colts have claimed outside linebacker Shaun Phillips off waivers from Tennessee.

Team officials say they waived linebacker Victor Butler to clear room on the 53-man active roster.

The 6-foot-3, 255-pound pass rusher attended Purdue and has 554 tackles, 81-1/2 sacks and seven interceptions during his 11-year career. He played nine seasons with San Diego, then signed with Denver last season and joined the Titans this year. In 2009, he led the NFL with seven forced fumbles and was a Pro Bowl selection in 2010 when he finished with 11 sacks. Last year, led the Broncos with 10 sacks.

But in Tennessee, Phillips had 19 tackles and two sacks in 11 games.