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Donald Butler

Donald Butler - #56 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 242 lbs.
Birthday 10/17/1988
Birthplace Sacramento, CA
College Washington
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 3rd round, 15th pick by Chargers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
77 2 1

Chargers ILB Butler making big impact as every-down player

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 11:18 p.m. ET
A big bright spot for the Chargers' defense has been third-year ILB Donald Butler, who missed his entire rookie season in 2010 with an Achilles injury.

Brady, Butler, Prater named AFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady, Chargers ILB Donald Butler and Broncos PK Matt Prater were named the AFC’s Players of the Week for Week Four.

Butler uses year off to grab Chargers' LB job

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 10:32 p.m. ET
Chargers ILB Donald Butler missed all of 2010 with an injury but used the time away to improve enough to win a starting job this season.

New faces on Chargers' 'D,' especially at linebacker

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The Chargers have made some changes to their top-ranked defense with as many as five new starters on the unit, including three at linebacker.

Second-year Chargers needed to step up

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 8:43 p.m. ET
The Chargers didn't get many contributions from their rookie class last season, but the team hasn't given up on those players in 2011.

ILB decision could shape Chargers' offseason plans

Posted March 09, 2011 @ 11:23 p.m. ET
When the offseason began for the Chargers, they knew it would be nearly impossible to retain all their key free agents. Now it is becoming more and more clear which direction the team is likely to go with some of ...

Chargers make multiple roster moves

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Chargers cut four players, placed one on I.R. and signed a part-time punter on Tuesday.

Chargers rookie ILB Butler out for season

Posted Aug. 04, 2010 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
Chargers rookie ILB Donald Butler will miss the 2010 season after suffering an injury to his Achilles' tendon during a training-camp practice on Tuesday.

Chargers sign rookies Butler, Thomas

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced Friday that they have agreed to four-year contracts with two 2010 draft picks, ILB Donald Butler and DT Cam Thomas.

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Posted Aug. 04, 2010
Butler will miss the entire season after sustaining an Achilles' tendon injury.||||||| Butler, who was injured on Tuesday, said his injury was "heartbreaking. I've never dealt with something like this. Right now I'm just trying to make it through." He was a third-round draft pick out of Washington.

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