Donald Butler (groin) was held out of practice today. I am here to suggest that he should be held out of the game on Sunday.
While it may already be a possibility, it would be more beneficial to us if our top inside linebacker were to sit out for the Jacksonville game. Following the Jaguars game the Chargers will be on their by week until going back to the east coast to battle the Washington Redskins. These two weeks of rest will pile on to Butler’s previous two weeks and give him a month’s time to cater to an injury that is easily aggravated.
While Butler’s presence will indeed be missed, what is more important is his health during the rest of the season, such as post bye week, when the Bolts have 5 AFC West contests over a 9 game stretch.