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Donald Butler Expected to Miss Game vs Jaguars


Oct 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) tries to escape San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Donald Butler (56) during the fourth quarter at Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the San Diego Chargers 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler is expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Andrew Gachkar could get the start in the middle for the second straight game. With Butler out also, Manti Te’o will be relaying the plays to the defensive huddle again.

Butler has been sidelined with a groin injury and will take some extra time to rest. After the Jaguars game, we come up on the BYE week and Butler will get an extra week to recuperate.

Butler was injured in week 5 against the Oakland Raiders. He has 31 tackles this season and 1/2 a sack.

It would be nice to have all of our starting linebackers on the field at the same time. When one returns, it seems like another one goes down.

H/T Michael Gehlken