The Score "Donald Butler alluded to potentially taking a discounted deal to play for a Super Bowl contender as free agency approaches. Butler appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio after being released by the San Diego Chargers on Thursday to discuss his future in the league. The 27-year-old outlined his..." March 06
San Diego Union-Tribune "Freeing up $4.6 million in cash for 2016, the Chargers release inside linebacker Donald Butler. The move was expected dating to last season, when rookie Denzel Perryman supplanted Butler. A 2010 draftee of A.J. Smith, Butler missed his rookie season with a torn Achilles' tendon but become an..." March 03
San Diego Union-Tribune "He’s leaner. So he’s quicker. So he’s more confident. So he’s better. He’s back. That is the chain reaction of Donald Butler’s apparent transformation/reformation, the one that could save a promising career and affect a team’s fortune. Butler has been among the players most praised during..." August 05
McCoy confirms Donald Butler has a dislocated elbow. No further information available at this point.
San Diego Union-Tribune "Several contracts will be negotiated this month at Chargers Park. None will quite resemble last week's Donald Butler deal. The specific numbers are now known on the inside linebacker's extension. Essentially, he signed two deals with one signature, an elaborate seven-year, $51.8 million..." March 06
All in all, #Charger deal for LB Donald Butler is 7 years, one that can be worth a total of more than $48M with $28M guaranteed.
Bolts From The Blue "There has been some talk the last couple days about Donald Butler and where he stands with the Chargers. A few days ago Mike Silver of NFL Network said this on Total Access. If I'm General Manager Tom Telesco, I'm doing the same thing. Butler has an injury history that just can't be ignored. Is..." February 28
Pro Football Talk "Teams looking for help at linebacker can cross another potential free agent off the list. Donald Butler took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to announce that he has re-signed with the Chargers. “Feeling blessed! Y’all heard it here first! Deal is done!! SD I aint going no where!! Too..." February 28
San Diego Union-Tribune "The effort to keep Donald Butler in San Diego will soon intensify outside it. Next week, the Chargers will be busy at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, and per a source familiar with the situation, high on the agenda is a meeting with agent Eugene Parker. He represents Butler, the..." February 14
San Diego Union-Tribune "On the day he traded up seven spots to draft Manti Te’o, Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco perked up not only while discussing Te’o but the anticipated pairing with Donald Butler. Telesco described Te’o, selected 38th, as a “first-round player” who “fits what John Pagano wants to run” with..." November 16
Chargers announce 2013 team captains: Philip Rivers Nick Hardwick Donald Butler Eric Weddle and Darrell Stuckey.
Bolts Beat "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..." August 05
CBS Sports "Manti Te'o wasn't a first-round pick, but that doesn't mean the football gods weren't looking out for him. That's the thinking, anyway; the Chargers took Te'o 38th overall, which means the former Notre Dame standout will begin his NFL career in Southern California, close to his Hawaii home, in one..." May 05
San Diego Union-Tribune "Donald Butler was told a time would come. A time when making plays wasn't enough, when production went beyond the stat sheet, when a signature role for greats at his position needed to become his. The Chargers inside linebacker looks around. He sees it now. "I think it's my time to be..." April 03