Butler

Donald Butler, formerly of your San Diego Chargers, still remains a free agent after Tom Telesco cut him earlier this offseason.

In 2014, Butler signed a seven-year deal worth up to $48 million over the life of the contract should he have played out the entire contract.

As reported in 2014 by Ian Rapoport, the Chargers basically signed him to a three-year deal worth up to $20 million with an escape clause of sorts should Butler underperform.

That is exactly what Butler did during his last two seasons with the organization.

Due to his underwhelming performance on the field, Telesco used the team’s 2015 second-round draft choice on former Miami Hurricane inside linebacker Denzel Perryman.

It didn’t take long before Perryman’s play forced the club to get him on the field more often, forcing Butler to the sideline.

The move¬†immediately improved the Chargers’ defense, as Perryman showed he can be one of the building blocks of a young, up-and-coming defensive unit for years to come.

With the NFL draft right around the corner, teams could look to add Butler once the draft concludes.

When healthy — which wasn’t too often — Butler was a serviceable player, capable of making plays here and there. But the former Washington Huskie showed that he was unable to stay healthy, and when he was on the field, his play left a lot to be desired.

The 27-year-old amassed 373 total tackles with seven sacks, 12 passes defensed, three interceptions and five forced fumbles during his time with the Bolts.

 

Booga Peters

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