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Chargers sign third-round pick Donald Butler

The Chargers announced today that they’ve agreed to a four-year contract with third-round draft pick Donald Butler.

San Diego didn’t have a second-round pick, so Butler, an inside linebacker from Washington, was the second player they chose in this year’s draft class. Butler is a talented athlete but is regarded as a bit of a project who’s more likely to contribute on special teams than on defense as a rookie.

The Chargers have also officially announced, as we noted earlier, that they’ve signed fifth-round pick Cam Thomas. They’ve now signed five of their six draft picks, with only first-round selection Ryan Mathews remaining unsigned.

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3 Responses to “Chargers sign third-round pick Donald Butler”
  1. picksixbolts says: Jul 9, 2010 6:05 PM

    That’s right AJ! I’m excited about all of our draft picks. I hear with Cam Thomas he’s a beast on the run game, but has a hard time getting to the QB, but I believe we have pass rushers and run blocking was suspect as soon as Jamal got injured. Cam does have his hands full replacing a guy like J Wall, but we will see.
    As far as Donald Butler our ILB should be strong once again. Brandon Siler has already proven himself, all of you “Experts” I’m sure have already known that. LOL!
    Now lets get Mathews deal done before TC!

  2. paulnoga says: Jul 9, 2010 7:05 PM

    LB Butler is a very good talent. As mentioned, Siler is a thumper. I have Butler on film and he is amazing at 6-1 and 245. He looks and moves like a safety. the Sporting News War Room had him as the 21st overall player in the entire draft. At the Senior Bowl, Butler was acknowleged as the best LB on the field.

  3. bigbolt says: Jul 10, 2010 1:34 AM

    Do it in the But! Here we go D-But!

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