Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune San Diego reports that extension talks between the Chargers and LB Donald Butler are “quiet” and could be tabled until the offseason.
The two sides have shown interest in working out a long-term contract, but it’s not all that uncommon to delay the negotiations until after the season.
Butler, 24, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is in position to have a big year for the Chargers defense, despite the addition of rookie LB Manti Te’o.
Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Chargers have begun talking a contract extension with LB Donald Butler.
Talks between the team and Butler’s agent began on Saturday with the intent of extending the former 2010 third-round pick’s stay in San Diego as he enters the final year of his rookie contract.
Butler, a rising star in the Charger’s defense, has become a key component of the team and has stated he wants to stay. He would become an unrestricted free agent if not re-signed before the start of the next league year.
If Butler is to sign his extension this year it would be in the coming weeks, otherwise they’d be put on hold once the season begins