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Dolphins sign Donald Butler

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The Dolphins had A.J. Hawk in for a workout, but he wasn’t the veteran linebacker that earned a job with the team on Tuesday.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Miami will add former Chargers linebacker Donald Butler to the roster. He’ll presumably take the roster spot that will open when defensive tackle Earl Mitchell is placed on injured reserve.

Butler joined Hawk and other linebackers at a workout for the team before agreeing to the contract. Butler was released by the Chargers in March, a move that came two years after they signed him to a seven-year extension.

Butler had been an effective player on the way to signing that deal, but his play fell off dramatically in his last two years in San Diego and he was benched during the 2015 season. He spent training camp and the preseason with the Cardinals, but failed to make the cut to 53 players.

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5 Responses to “Dolphins sign Donald Butler”
  1. mcjon22 says: Sep 13, 2016 6:26 PM

    And I would imagine he’ll be cut by the bye week

  2. eramming says: Sep 13, 2016 6:39 PM

    Guys a bum! Saw him loaf his way through training camp and the preseason. He got paid and that essentially castrated himself.

  3. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoNewEngland says: Sep 13, 2016 6:52 PM

    Welcome to the 305 man!

  4. finfansince68 says: Sep 13, 2016 7:18 PM

    Was A J Hawk that bad? – cause what’s this guy bring??

  5. laxcoach37 says: Sep 14, 2016 10:44 AM

    Nothing to analyze… he is a depth signing because they had a roster spot open. He will probably not even touch the field. Dion Jordan is expected back in 2 weeks and Mitchell might return from IR. Here is a Tip: Do not place an order for a new Butler Dolphins Jersey. They might be obsolete before they are even sewn… Unless of course you are adding to your Cleo Lemon and Culpepper Reserve Collection 😉

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