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Chargers Re-Sign ILB Donald Butler




Contract Details: 

  • Ian Rapoport reports that Donald Butler‘s new contract is a mulit-tiered contract that includes close to $20 million over the first three years.
  • After that, there is an option for another four years that would pay him $8 to $9.5 million per season.
  • All in all, the contract would come out a seven-year deal that can be worth a total of more than $48 million and includes $28 million guaranteed, depending on what the Chargers elect to do with the option.
  • Rapoport adds that Butler will receive $12 million in 2014 and $15 million over first two years of the contract.
  • If San Diego picks up the option, then they are looking at paying him another $15 million or so.


Recent reports indicated that a deal was likely to be reached before the start of free agent, as the Chargers viewed Butler as their offseason priority.

Butler, 25, totaled 84 tackles, a half sack, one interception and a forced fumble for the Chargers defense in 2013. He figures to be one of the best inside linebackers available in the free agent, assuming that a deal isn’t finalized in the next few weeks.

We had Butler currently listed as the No. 45 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.

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