Donald Butler

#56 LB / San Diego Chargers / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 242 lb Age: 27 College: Washington Bye 10

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  • by Sean d'Oliveira |

    Chargers' Donald Butler underwent surgeries during offseason

    Chargers linebacker Donald Butler revealed Monday that he underwent surgeries sometime during the offseason, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. "I had a couple of surgeries," Butler said. "I got those out of the way." Butler refused to elaborate on the type of surgery he underwent. His season ended in Game 14 last season after he suffered a dislocated elbow. "The reason why I played bad was, I just played bad," he said. "It happens."

  • by Dave Peters |

    Chargers LB Donald Butler looks to have better focus in 2015

    The Chargers have a new linebacker coach in Mike Nolan. After speaking with Nolan, linebacker Donald Butler is looking to improve his focus this upcoming season, reports the UT San Diego. "What I see is a guy who wants to get his game back in order," Nolan said. "Hopefully, he does it. He's said that he has a much better focus this year than he had last as far as his offseason goes. I'm very hopeful that he comes back in tip-top shape. We can start working on the things I hope to be able to teach him, to help him out and make him a better player." Butler was expected to be a three-down linebacker for the Chargers last year. But as the 2014 season wore on, he was relegated to playing in the base defense. Butler is entering his sixth season in the NFL after missing his entire rookie season due to injury. Over his career, the 26-year-old has 330 total tackles, 6.5 sacks, 12 passes defensed, three interceptions and four forced fumbles.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Chargers place LB Donald Butler on injured reserve

    The Chargers put linebacker Donald Butler on injured reserve after he dislocated his elbow Sunday against the Broncos, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Butler finishes the year with 73 tackles and a sack in 14 games.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Chargers LB Donald Butler dislocates left elbow, eligible for IR

    Chargers linebacker Donald Butler suffered a dislocated elbow Sunday against the Broncos and the team is considering placing him on IR. Butler is a candidate for the designation but may not be placed as coach Mike McCoy said "We are exploring our options." Butler had 73 total tackles and one sack this year in San Diego.

  • by R.J. White |

    Chargers list Week 14 inactives vs. Patriots

    The Chargers have rulled the following players as inactive for Sunday night's Week 14 matchup with the Patriots: nose tackles Ryan Carrethers (elbow) and Damion Square, running back Ronnie Brown, wide receiver Dontrelle Inman, guard Jeff Baca, tight end David Johnson and linebacker Cordarro Law. Carrethers had already been ruled out for Sunday's game so his absence won't be unexpected. The team does have all three of its questionable players available for action, as linebacker Donald Butler (quad) and offensive linemen D.J. Fluker (concussion) and Chris Watt (calf) are active. Also active are all the team's probable players, including quarterback Philip Rivers (chest), defensive tackle Corey Liuget (knee) and linebacker Andrew Gachkar (knee).

  • by Igor Mello |

    Chargers' Butler skips practice with quad issue, questionable for Sunday

    Chargers linebacker Donald Butler was a late addition to the injury report after skipping Friday's practice with a quad injury. The team has officially ruled him as questionable for Sunday's game against New England.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Chargers list 16 players on Week 6 injury report

    The Chargers listed 16 players on their final injury report leading up to Week 6 at Oakland. Running backs Donald Brown (concussion) and Ryan Mathews (knee), along with linebacker Manti Te'o (foot) and cornerback Shareece Wright (knee) were ruled out for Sunday. Deemed questionable were the following players: wide receiver Malcom Floyd (calf), tackle D.J. Fluker (ankle), outside linebackers Jarret Johnson (back, ankle) and Cordarro Law (ankle), offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger (back), safety Darrell Stuckey (quad) and linebacker Reggie Walker (ankle). Wide receiver Keenan Allen (quad), outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) and Dwight Freeney (knee), inside linebacker Donald Butler (shoulder) and tight end David Johnson (knee, shoulder) were the only players ruled probable for the game.

  • by Chris Cwik |

    Chargers probables good to go

    The Chargers probable are good to go Week 5 against the Jets. Donald Butler, Malcom Floyd, Ladarius Green, Jarret Johnson, Cordarro Law and Jason Verrett are all active for the game. All six entered considered probable, so their availability shouldn't come as a surprise.

  • by R.J. White |

    Chargers release final Week 5 injury report

    The Chargers listed three players as questionable to play in Week 5 on Friday's final injury report, including linebacker Dwight Freeney (knee), defensive tackle Corey Liuget (concussion) and tight end David Johnson (shoudler). Freeney didn't practice Thursday but was able to work in limited fashion on Wednesday and Friday. Johnson and Liuget returned to a full practice Friday. The Chargers listed five players as probable to face the Jets in Week 5, including tight end Ladarius Green (hamstring), cornerback Jason Verrett (hamstring) and linebackers Donald Butler (shoulder), Jarret Johnson (shoulder) and Cordarro Law (ankle). The following players have been ruled out for Week 5 action: running back Ryan Mathews (knee), offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger (back), cornerback Shareece Wright (knee) and linebackers Manti Te'o (foot), Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) and Reggie Walker (ankle).

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Chargers DST shows promise

    The Chargers DST showed big-play potential in Monday's 18-17 loss at Arizona.Linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu blocked a punt and had a blindside strip-sack of Philip Rivers, with linebacker Dwight Freeney recovering. Safety Marcus Gilchrist jarred the ball loose from running back Andre Ellington, with linebacker Donald Butler recovering. Attaochu and defensive end Corey Liuget each finished with one sack.The Chargers DST plays the Seahawks in Week 2.

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