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Chargers Aim to Lock Up ILB Donald Butler

If the San Diego Chargers have their way, ILB Donald Butler will not become a free agent on March 11, the date his current rookie contract expires.

GM Tom Telesco stated via the Union-Tribune San Diego, “He’s a great guy to have around, a good football player. He played some really good football late this year. Hopefully, he likes the direction this team is going in, and hopefully, he wants to be here. We’ll see where that goes.

Talks between Telesco and Eugene Parker, Butler’s agent, are likely to resume after the Super Bowl.

Butler, a third-round pick in 2010 out of the University of Washington, tallied 85 tackles in twelve games.  The Chargers consider him a valuable piece of John Pagano’s defense, despite the presence of Manti Te’o.

We have Butler listed as the No. 74 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.