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  Eagles | Three linebackers work out for Eagles    Mon Oct 16, 05:29 PM

Free-agent LBs Donald Butler (Dolphins), Jelani Jenkins (Bills) and Sean Spence (Colts) worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Oct. 16, according to a source.

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  49ers | Linebackers work out for 49ers     Tue Sep 12, 06:50 PM

Free-agent LBs Sean Spence (Colts) and Donald Butler (Dolphins) worked out for the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday, Sept. 12.

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  Dolphins | Donald Butler will start    Sat Oct 8, 04:41 PM

Miami Dolphins LB Donald Butler will start at outside linebacker in Week 5 in place of LB Koa Misi (neck), according to defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.

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  Dolphins | Week 2 inactives for Miami    Sun Sep 18, 11:44 AM

The Miami Dolphins have declared LB Donald Butler, WR Justin Hunter, SS Jordan Lucas, RB Isaiah Pead, C Mike Pouncey, OG Dallas Thomas, RB Damien Williams inactive for Week 2.

Footballguys view: Williams and Pead being inactive is a good sign that Jay Ajayi has earned back his #2 running back role and injury upside if Arian Foster goes down.

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  Dolphins | Miami signs Donald Butler    Tue Sep 13, 06:11 PM

Free-agent LB Donald Butler (Cardinals) signed with the Miami Dolphins Tuesday, Sept. 13.

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  Dolphins | Miami works out three linebackers    Tue Sep 13, 05:39 PM

Free-agent LBs Nate Irving (Colts), A.J. Hawk (Bengals) and Donald Butler (Cardinals) worked out for the Miami Dolphins Tuesday, Sept. 13.

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  Cardinals | Donald Butler gets cut    Sun Sep 4, 12:17 AM

Arizona Cardinals LB Donald Butler was released on Saturday, Sept. 3. He had signed with the club in late July.

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  Cardinals | Donald Butler joining Arizona    Wed Jul 27, 03:14 PM

Free-agent LB Donald Butler (Chargers) signed with the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, July 27. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also released LB Quayshawn Nealy.

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  Chargers | Donald Butler let go    Thu Mar 3, 01:50 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler was released Thursday, March 3.

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  Chargers | Donald Butler has high expectations    Wed Jul 29, 09:05 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler said 2014 fell far short of his expectations, Wednesday, July 29. 'It wasn't good enough,' Butler said. 'I'm my own worst critic, so it wasn't good enough hands down. But I'm looking forward to this year. I'm back healthy and ready to go,' said Butler. The veteran linebacker was found to be in great shape when Chargers players reported to training camp.

Footballguys view: The Chargers are likely to make a playoff run this year. They could push the Broncos for the AFC West title, and they're certainly a team to watch in that conference.

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  Chargers | Donald Butler placed on IR    Mon Dec 15, 06:51 PM

The San Diego Chargers placed LB Donald Butler (elbow) on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Dec. 15. They also signed practice squad CB Greg Ducre to their active roster and free-agent QB Brad Sorensen (Titans) to their practice squad. The terms of Ducre's deal were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Donald Butler dislocates elbow    Mon Dec 15, 01:22 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (elbow) suffered a dislocated elbow in the team's Week 15 game. Head coach Mike McCoy said Butler is a candidate for the Reserve/Injured list, but the team has not made a decision yet.

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  Chargers | Donald Butler has elbow injury    Sun Dec 14, 08:02 PM

San Diego Chargers CB Donald Butler (elbow) suffered an elbow injury in the Week 15 game against the Denver Broncos and he left the locker room with his left arm in a sling.

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  Chargers | Friday practice report for Week 14    Fri Dec 5, 06:10 PM

San Diego Chargers DT Ryan Carrethers (elbow) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and has been ruled out for Week 14. LB Donald Butler (quadriceps) did not participate and is questionable. OT D.J. Fluker (concussion) fully participated and is questionable. C Chris Watt (calf) was limited in practice and is questionable. LB Andrew Gachkar (knee) fully participated and is probable.

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  Chargers | Friday injury report    Fri Oct 10, 05:18 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) and CB Shareece Wright (knee) have been ruled out for Week 6 against the Oakland Raiders. OT D.J. Fluker (ankle), LB Jarret Johnson (back, ankle), LB Cordarro Law (ankle), C Richard Ohrnberger (back), S Darrell Stuckey (quadriceps) and LB Reggie Walker (ankle) are questionable, while LB Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring), LB Donald Butler (shoulder), LB Dwight Freeney (knee) and TE David Johnson (knee, shoulder) were probable. Te'o, Wright and Law did not practice Friday, Oct. 10. Johnson and Walker were limited, while the others were full participants.

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  Chargers | Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 9, 04:23 PM

San Diego Chargers OT D.J. Fluker (ankle), LB Dwight Freeney (knee), LB Manti Te'o (foot) and CB Shareece Wright (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 9. LB Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring), LB Jarret Johnson (back, ankle), LB Cordarro Law (ankle), S Darrell Stuckey (quadriceps) and LB Reggie Walker (ankle) were limited. LB Donald Butler (shoulder), TE David Johnson (knee, shoulder) and OG Richard Ohrnberger (back) practiced fully.

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  Chargers | Friday injury report    Fri Oct 3, 03:12 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring), RB Ryan Mathews (knee), C Richard Ohrnberger (back), LB Manti Te'o (foot), LB Reggie Walker (ankle) and CB Shareece Wright (knee) are out for Week 5 against the New York Jets. LB Dwight Freeney (knee), TE David Johnson (knee) and DT Corey Liuget (concussion) are questionable, while LB Donald Butler (shoulder), LB Jarret Johnson (shoulder), LB Cordarro Law (ankle) and CB Jason Verrett (hamstring) are probable. Attaochu, Mathews, Ohrnberger, Te'o, Walker and Wright did not practice Friday, Oct. 3. Freeney was limited, while the others practiced in full.

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  Chargers | Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 2, 04:33 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring), LB Dwight Freeney (knee), C Richard Ohrnberger (back), LB Manti Te'o (foot), LB Reggie Walker (ankle) and CB Shareece Wright (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 2. LB Donald Butler (shoulder), TE David Johnson (shoulder), DT Corey Liuget (concussion) and CB Jason Verrett (hamstring) were limited, while LBs Jarret Johnson (shoulder) and Cordarro Law (ankle) practiced in full.

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  Chargers | Wednesday practice report    Wed Oct 1, 05:27 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring), C Richard Ohrnberger (back), LB Manti Te'o (foot), LB Reggie Walker (ankle) and CB Shareece Wright (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 1. LB Donald Butler (shoulder), LB Dwight Freeney (knee), TE David Johnson (shoulder), LB Jarret Johnson (shoulder), DT Corey Liuget (concussion) and CB Jason Verrett (hamstring) were limited, while LB Cordarro Law (ankle) practiced in full.

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  Chargers | Donald Butler terms    Mon Mar 3, 10:53 AM

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler has a multi-tiered deal with the team. The first three years of the deal are worth just under $20 million. The team has an option for four more years worth $8-$9.5 million per season. Butler will earn just under $12 million in 2014 and $15 million over the next two years. If team picks up the option, he's guaranteed just under $15 million in the first year of the option years.

Footballguys view: One of the best inside linebackers is off the market now. Butler was wise to stay with a Chargers defense that is surging and could be even stronger in 2014.

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  Chargers | Agree to terms with Donald Butler    Fri Feb 28, 04:23 PM

The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with LB Donald Butler Friday, Feb. 28. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Butler was maybe the best of the young inside linebackers on the market. This will help D'Qwell Jackson's quest for a new team after Cleveland released him.

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  Chargers | Expected to meet with Donald Butler's agent soon    Thu Feb 13, 09:55 PM

The San Diego Chargers are expected to meet with Eugene Parker, the agent for impending free-agent LB Donald Butler, during the NFL Scouting Combine to talk about a new contract for Butler.

Footballguys view: Butler's an impact player when he's healthy. The Chargers know he could draw quite a bit of interest on the open market. That's why we believe the two sides will be able to work something out before the start of free agency.

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  Chargers | Donald Butler, team interested in extension    Sun Feb 2, 04:23 AM

The San Diego Chargers and ILB Donald Butler are mutually interested in a contract extension despite Butler missing 23 of 66 games with the team. The team appreciates the mentor status Butler has with LB Man'ti Teo.

Footballguys view: Butler's a talented player, but his career has been set back by injuries. He missed four games with a groin injury, but Butler still racked up 84 tackles in 2013. Butler is a smart player who is always around the football. We expect the Chargers to work diligently to get something done here.

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  Chargers | Donald Butler suffered concussion    Mon Jan 13, 05:16 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (concussion) suffered a concussion during the Divisional Round playoff game but played all of the team's defensive snaps during the game. It appears the team did not diagnose Butler until after the game.

Footballguys view: The playoffs have not been the best advertisement for the NFL's new commitment to player safety with respect to head injuries. Players returned in less time than the complete protocol would usually take, did not leave the field, and even played again without clearance. The stakes are higher, but that means the focus on the team and player actions is also more intense.

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  Chargers | Donald Butler expected to start    Fri Nov 8, 11:26 PM

Updating a previous report, not only is San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin) expected to return in Week 10 against the Denver Broncos after missing three games, he is expected to start at inside linebacker.

Footballguys view: Getting Butler back will help the Chargers defense, but they'll still be incredibly overmatched against the Broncos.

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  Chargers | Friday injury report for Week 10    Fri Nov 8, 03:25 PM

San Diego Chargers OT Mike Remmers (ankle) is ruled out for Week 10. DE Lawrence Guy (toe) and LB Jarret Johnson (hamstring) are questionable. LB Donald Butler (groin), OG Chad Rinehart (toe), P Mike Scifres (knee) and LB Tourek Williams (thumb) are probable. Remmers, Guy and Johnson did not practice Friday, Nov. 8. Rinehart was limited and Butler, Scifres and Williams practiced in full.

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  Chargers | Thursday practice report for Week 10    Thu Nov 7, 05:23 PM

San Diego Chargers DE Lawrence Guy (toe) and OT Mike Remmers (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 7. LB Jarret Johnson (hamstring) and OG Chad Rinehart (toe) were limited. LB Donald Butler (groin), P Mike Scifres (knee) and LB Tourek Williams (thumb) practiced in full.

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  Chargers | Wednesday practice report for Week 10    Wed Nov 6, 04:58 PM

San Diego Chargers OT Mike Remmers (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 6. LB Donald Butler (groin), DE Lawrence Guy (toe) and OG Chad Rinehart (toe) were limited in practice. LB Tourek Williams (thumb) practiced in full.

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  Chargers | Week 9 Inactives    Sun Nov 3, 11:41 AM

The San Diego Chargers have declared QB Brad Sorensen, SS Brandon Taylor, OG Chad Rinehart, CB Crezdon Butler, LB Donald Butler, DL Kwame Geathers, OT Mike Remmers inactive for Week 9.

Footballguys view: The Chargers offensive line is as healthy as it has been since week 1 coming out of the bye.

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  Chargers | Donald Butler improving    Sat Nov 2, 12:06 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin) is expected to miss his third consecutive game Sunday, Nov. 3. However, Butler was encouraged with his progress Friday after he ran on a side field for the second day in a row. It was a sign that Butler is improving going toward the Nov. 10 game against the Denver Broncos. 'It felt good. I want to keep it going,' Butler said. 'It's getting better every day. It's definitely getting better.'

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  Chargers | Friday injury report for Week 9    Fri Nov 1, 04:06 PM

San Diego Chargers OT Mike Remmers (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and has been ruled out for Week 9. LB Donald Butler (groin) did not participate and is doubtful. OF Chad Rinehart (toe) did not participate and is questionable. De Lawrence Guy (toe), LB Jarret Johnson (hamstring) and S Eric Weddle (toe) all fully practiced and are probable.

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  Chargers | Thursday practice report for Week 9    Thu Oct 31, 04:43 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin) and OT Mike Remmers (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 31. OG Chad Rinehart (toe) was limited. LB Jarret Johnson (hamstring) and FS Eric Weddle (toe) practiced in full.

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  Chargers | Wednesday practice report    Wed Oct 30, 05:08 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin), OG Mike Remmers (ankle) and WR Eddie Royal (foot) all did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 30. OG Chad Rinehart (toe) was limited in practice.

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  Chargers | Two players not practicing    Wed Oct 30, 03:50 PM

San Diego Chargers OT Mike Remmers (ankle) and LB Donald Butler (groin) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.

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  Chargers | Donald Butler sitting out    Mon Oct 28, 01:33 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin) is not participating in practice Monday, Oct. 28.

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  Chargers | Injured players get week to rest    Mon Oct 21, 09:06 PM

San Diego Chargers CB Donald Butler (groin), OT King Dunlap (concussion) and LB Jarret Johnson (hamstring) will each have two weeks to rest with the bye in Week 8.

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  Chargers | Two not practice    Fri Oct 18, 07:59 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin) and OG Chad Rinehart (toe) did not practice Friday, Oct. 18. Butler is listed as doubtful for the Week 7 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Rinehart has been ruled out.

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  Chargers | Two miss practice    Thu Oct 17, 07:26 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin) and OG Chad Rinehart (toe) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

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  Chargers | Three miss practice     Wed Oct 16, 05:28 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin), Jeromey Clary (clavicle) and OG Chad Rinehart (toe) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.

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  Chargers | Week 6 Inactives    Mon Oct 14, 07:22 PM

The San Diego Chargers have declared QB Brad Sorensen, SS Brandon Taylor, OG Chad Rinehart, LB Donald Butler, LB Jarret Johnson, DL Lawrence Guy, OT Mike Remmers inactive for Week 6.

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  Chargers | Four listed as questionable    Sat Oct 12, 07:06 PM

San Diego Chargers OT D.J. Fluker (calf), LB Donald Butler (groin), LB Jarret Johnson (hamstring) and CB Richard Marshall (groin) are listed as questionable for Week 6. Butler and Johnson did not participate in practice Saturday, Oct. 12, while the other two players were limited.

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  Chargers | Four players do not practice    Fri Oct 11, 05:49 PM

San Diego Chargers OG Chad Rinehart (toe), LB Donald Butler (groin), LB Jarret Johnson (hamstring) and CB Richard Marshall (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 11.

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  Chargers | Four probable     Fri Sep 27, 04:07 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot), C Nick Hardwick (shin), OT D.J. Fluker (concussion) and LB Donald Butler (groin) all fully practiced Friday, Sept. 27, and are probable for Week 4.

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  Chargers | Five practice in full    Thu Sep 26, 05:05 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin), OT D.J. Fluker (concussion), LB Dwight Freeney (non-injury), C Nick Hardwick (shin) and LB Manti Te'o (foot) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 26.

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  Chargers | Three fully practice     Wed Sep 25, 04:58 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin), OT D.J. Fluker (concussion) and LB Manti Te'o (foot) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.

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  Chargers | Donald Butler not expected to play    Sun Sep 22, 12:49 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin) is not expected to play in the team's Week 3 game even though he is active. The team tried to add him to the inactive list late but was not allowed to.

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  Chargers | Three players listed as questionable    Fri Sep 20, 03:37 PM

San Diego Chargers OT D.J. Fluker (concussion), LB Donald Butler (groin) and CB Shareece Wright (hamstring) are listed as questionable for Week 3. Butler fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 20, while the other two players missed practice.

Footballguys view: Fluker suffered a concussion on Wednesday in practice, so it's hard to imagine him playing. If he is out, Philip Rivers' outlook takes a small hit.

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  Chargers | Two limited    Thu Sep 19, 07:05 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin) and CB Shareece Wright (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 19.

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  Chargers | Donald Butler misses practice    Wed Sep 18, 04:59 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

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  Chargers | Donald Butler could be limited    Mon Sep 16, 05:05 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (undisclosed) could be limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 18, after suffering an undisclosed injury during the team's Week 2 game.

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