Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Donald Butler (56) celebrates after a sack during fourth quarter of the AFC wild card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Donald Butler, Chargers Resume Contract Talks


The San Diego Chargers and Donald Butler have resumed contract negotiations this offseason (Eric Williams). They cut off talks during the regular season, but the two sides are talking again in order work out a new contract. Butler will become a free agent this offseason and the team will like to keep him in the middle of the defense for a few more seasons.

Butler is one of the leaders on the defense and the team needs to get him locked up. Without Butler on defense, the team would need to find another linebacker to lock down the middle of the defense next to Manti Te’o.

Butler has struggled with some injuries every season and the team will have to take that into consideration. He is a difference maker when he is on the field though. His 2013 season was not as strong as his previous year, but the team knows his impact when he is on the field. Keep him with Manti Te’o on the defense and they both will be making plays on the defense for years.

This will be the first instance in which Tom Telesco will have to keep a big player that is becoming a free agent. We will see what he is able to work out.

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  • tubbs45

    Make it happen!!! I would really like to see Butler stay. Dont want to break the bank, but I would really like to see him in the blue and gold for years to come!

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    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      This is my favorite GIF of yours yet.. lol! On another note… My wife DVR’d this thing called the “Kitten Bowl”.. which is a bunch of kitties on a scaled down football field… where they have to get the ball through a series of obstacles, etc… they even had officials calling penalties, and put them on the bench if they started biting or clawing at the other kitties… one of the kitties was called Manti Me’Ow (Bwahahaha). another was Ferrel Owens.. I about pissed my pants! I couldn’t make this up.. seriously.. it’s a real thing!!!!

      • Gunnar Martin

        Whaaaaaaat

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          Hahaha.. one off the team’s QB’s was “Tabby Romo”. True story.

  • Brett M

    I would hate to see Butler go- true leader on our defense. But if we couldn’t accord him and he walks do we think about going back to a 4-3? The 4-3 obviously gave Peyton a lot of trouble in the SB, and I recall that’s what we were running when we owned Peyton and the Colts. Seems like we have a better chance at landing one of the good DT than NT in the draft if Nix is gone

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i would go to the 4-3 regardless…. having butler in the middle would be nice for the defense.

      • Julien Bélair

        who would be our backer corps ? Butler MLB two OLB and who would be the other OLB ? ingram? or would he be a DE

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          butler middle. te’o weak side. need a strong side (van noy)

          • Julien Bélair

            don’t you be worry that everyone except the secondary will change position??

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            Not really… Defense is young. Liuget played DT in college. Reyes the same. Melvin played end and tackle. Dwight was an elite end. Butler played middle. Te’o wouldn’t have to take on blockers. Seems fine to me

          • Julien Bélair

            you’re right…now I will be disappointed when it will not happen

    • Trey P

      We ran a 3-4 then too

    • boltingindiego

      peyton doesn’t fare well against the 3-4. when we had merriman/ jamal williams nt we ran a 3-4 d we owned peyton

  • CALiFORNiAkiD

    Pay the Butler!

  • chargers760

    Why don’t we draft cj Mosley that guy is a monster at mld