Aug 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Donald Butler (56) celebrates an interception of a pass from Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (not pictured) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Donald Butler and Eddie Royal Still Sidelined For Practice


Eddie Royal and Donald Butler are sitting out practice today again. They have not been able to practice all week. Butler likely will have to sit out the game with a groin injury. He is taking some mental reps today, but he has been sidelined for a while with the injury and will not be ready  to return to the field without any practice.

Eddie Royal is dealing with a toe injury. He didn’t practice the whole week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but still stepped onto the football field and did well against them. He could get on the football field on Sunday against the Washington Redskins. If he were to sit out, Lavelle Hawkins would see more action on offense.

With Butler on the sideline for another game, Andrew Gachkar would likely be the starting middle linebacker again. I wonder if Coach Pagano will use him to spy on the Robert Griffin III on Sunday. He has the wheels to keep up with him.

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  • Julien Bélair

    what a disappointing year for Butler

    • boltingindiego

      i agree expected big things for him this year. sucks that injuries have hampered his time on the field.

      • Julien Bélair

        to be honest a 16 games season would have been nice…. this guy is way to injury prone to rely on him for the future of this team

  • tubbs45

    The ever present injury bug SUCKS. I hope this doesn’t end up scaring the Chargers away from discussions with Butler about the future with the Bolts.

    • Julien Bélair

      well it scares me away

  • boltingindiego

    was this the same injury when he missed part the titans game and looked pretty slow against the cowboys. If it was i would say he rushed it trying to play through it.

  • arnie

    Let em’ sit. We knew Eddie was going to get dinged up, so this creates more opportunities for Allen, V.Brown, Green, Hawkins, and even Woodhead in the passing game.
    Butler? Manti and Walker seem to be holding it down on the inside, let him rest. This is the advantage of developing your back-up players in the off season. It takes the pressure off of needing to get your starters back, maybe to soon, to win games.
    A’la Greenbay Packers, they lost 14 starters, I think, in the first 5 games, everyone wrote them off. Their back-ups came off the bench, held the fort for a Wildcard spot, then the starters came back winning all the way to a Championship.