The San Diego Chargers and Donald Butler are working on a deal to keep the middle linebacker in town for a few more years. Butler is going to be a free agent at the end of the year and will be a hot commodity for teams around the league. He is one of the more popular players on the team and is a leader on defense. He is respected by his teammates and should be around the team in the future to help build up the defense.

One of AJ Smith’s problems was his ability to keep core players around. Butler should be considered one of the players to help build on this defense. We need a thumper on the defensive side of the football.