Donald Butler announces he’s staying with Chargers

AP

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.