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Donald Butler announces he’s staying with Chargers

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Teams looking for help at linebacker can cross another potential free agent off the list.

Donald Butler took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to announce that he has re-signed with the Chargers.

“Feeling blessed! Y’all heard it here first! Deal is done!! SD I aint going no where!! Too excited!!” Butler wrote.

Butler didn’t share any terms of the deal, but the Chargers followed up Butler’s tweet with an announcement that it is a multi-year deal.

Butler was set to be the top inside linebacker to become available on March 11, which makes it no surprise at all that the Chargers opted to hold onto him. He’s proven his ability to play all three downs and has been an asset to the Chargers defense against both the run and the pass. With Butler remaining in the fold, the Chargers appear set at linebacker with Manti Te’o, Dwight Freeney and Melvin Ingram rounding out the lineup.

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18 Responses to “Donald Butler announces he’s staying with Chargers”
  1. jvn36 says: Feb 28, 2014 3:17 PM

    The butler gonna serve ya. Bolt up!

  2. chargersdiehard says: Feb 28, 2014 3:17 PM

    Superbowl run before Rivers is done!

  3. sdboltaction says: Feb 28, 2014 3:19 PM

    I like Butler a lot. I hope they all have the ability to stay healthy and aggressive. San Diego needs a much better defensive showing this year.

  4. youtubeingravenvids says: Feb 28, 2014 3:20 PM

    good for him. met him at Wendy’s once, cool, down to earth guy.

  5. dollasnsense says: Feb 28, 2014 3:20 PM

    WOOHOO!!

    Don’t care what the $ amount is, he’s worth it!!

  6. thevikesarebest says: Feb 28, 2014 3:22 PM

    He must be sadly disappointed,joke franchise.he had a chance to join the vikings instead,Too bad.SKOL

  7. jetsfan67 says: Feb 28, 2014 3:33 PM

    Good move by SD.

  8. icanspeel says: Feb 28, 2014 3:37 PM

    Key signing for the Chargers.. sometimes the best FA signing is your own player

  9. meatcarroll says: Feb 28, 2014 3:40 PM

    Was always a true baller even on some godawful Husky teams.

  10. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Feb 28, 2014 3:41 PM

    Wait, top LB available in free agency? He’s a good play, but Karlos Dansby is the top LB available.

  11. missingsock215 says: Feb 28, 2014 3:44 PM

    who cares!!!!! Maclin is back with the birds! You heard it here first.

  12. National Fanatic says: Feb 28, 2014 3:49 PM

    Butler has missed 25% of his regular season games since being drafted 5 years ago. He wanted Ellerbe money @ $6MM per, but he should take 25% off that…

  13. humb0lt says: Feb 28, 2014 4:13 PM

    Bolts fans are glad to see a refreshing change in management style in the GM’s office in San Diego. No more bullcrap, acrimony, ego-driven decisions and negotiations. Just setting priorities and quietly getting it done. Way to go Tommy Telesco.

  14. chargrz says: Feb 28, 2014 4:56 PM

    Great signing! They needed him bad!

  15. nfl4dummies says: Feb 28, 2014 5:19 PM

    Rewarding your own. How Anti-AJ Smith of them…

  16. srcnsd says: Feb 28, 2014 6:20 PM

    The Butler did it!!

  17. mrgroovesd says: Feb 28, 2014 7:04 PM

    Wait! The Bolts resigned a player that was set to go into FA?!?! That’s right…AJ isn’t the GM no more so there is no more ego driven executive letting good players go. Good job Tom Telesco.

  18. bizieman says: Feb 28, 2014 8:30 PM

    Unfortunately, this still won’t help them. They still have Rivers. 3rd place team again.

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