Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) is stopped by San Diego Chargers linebacker Donald Butler (56) short of the first down during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers LB Donald Butler Returns To Practice On Wednesday

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler has missed the last 3 games with a groin injury and has not been able to practice for close to a month, but he is back on the field on Wednesday in order to prepare for Donkeys week. The Chargers could use the help on defense. Against the Washington Redskins, the team was torn apart in the running game and in the passing game.

The Chargers need to get things straightened out on the defensive side of the football. Butler has missed a lot of action and the team has not been able to have a consistent mix with the linebacking group. We could be at “full” strength this weekend against the Denver Broncos. Of course we don’t have Dwight Freeney and Melvin Ingram available, but for the players that are available to play, we could have them all there and playing against the top offense in the league.

Butler has not had his best season, but we know the potential that he brings to the defense and we know that he can make some game changing plays. We need his playmaking ability on the field. We need his leadership on the field. It is good to see him back on the practice field. We will need all playmakers available for the game against the Donkeys.

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  • Greekthrowr

    Hopefully his injury is completely healed this time.

    • Ernie Padaon


  • Tazzster

    I would pay good money to see Donald Butler put a good clean hit on Peyton Manning – not to hurt him of course…. just all in the good clean fun of football… RATTLE HIS TEETH!

  • tubbs45

    Much Needed help in the middle.

  • Gunnar Martin

    Stay healthy DB!!!

  • joerockt

    We need this cat back in the mix. No doubt the D is a mess this year, but its hard to fix both sides. CB, NT and SS in the draft next year in that order.

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