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Donald Butler

28-Year-Old Linebacker – Miami Dolphins

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Donald Butler in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2016 ADP:

Bye Week:  8

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 242   DOB: 10/17/1988  College: Washington  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Donald Butler Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Dolphins in September of 2016.

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Butler would start Thursday if Koa Misi (neck) can't play, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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Donald Butler NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 20 CFB 12 - - - - 2 0 - - - - - -
2011 22 SD 16 95 77 18 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
2012 23 SD 12 77 50 27 3 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 24 SD 13 84 71 13 0.5 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014 25 SD 14 73 45 28 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
2015 26 SD 16 43 24 19 0.5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2016 27 MIA 10 18 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Donald Butler
  2. Spencer Paysinger
  3. Koa Misi
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Snap Count Stats

241

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Donald Butler was on the field for 241 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

38

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Donald Butler was on the field for 38 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 706 94
2015 500 192
2016 241 38
Donald Butler 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 FREE AGENT Free Agent
2 @NE
3 Cle 20 18 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Cin 42 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Ten 45 7 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Pit 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Buf 28 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 NYJ 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @SD 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @LA 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 SF 23 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Bal 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Ari
15 @NYJ
16 @Buf
17 NE

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Donald Butler
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
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Weight:   242 lbs
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Donald Butler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Butler is expected to make his Miami debut Sunday versus the Browns, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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Butler will probably be inactive Sunday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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Butler was signed by the Dolphins on Thursday, Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Butler was cut by the Cardinals on Friday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

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The Cardinals signed Butler on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

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The Chargers released Butler on Thursday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Butler could be released this offseason, Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Butler -- who suffered a dislocated left elbow Sunday against the Broncos -- has been placed on IR, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

There was no outlook written for Donald Butler.

2015

Butler missed the last two games of the 2014 season with a dislocated left elbow, but he still had a good season with 73 tackles and a sack. Butler is one of the leaders of the defense, and along with Manti Te’o, forms a solid pair at inside linebacker. He has averaged 82.5 total tackles per season since coming into the league in 2011, and a similar output, along with a few sacks and maybe an interception, would be a safe bet for 2015.

2014

Aside from Eric Weddle, Butler is the top IDP to own on the San Diego defense. Although groin injuries cost him seven games over the last two years, he's shown decent tackle production over that span and seems due for a breakout in 2014. He has 159 tackles (121 solo), 3.5 sacks and two interceptions in his last 25 games, which projects to roughly 102 tackles, two sacks and one interception per 16-game season. He doesn't appear to be a major threat to post big tackle numbers, but the same is even more true of fellow starting inside linebacker Manti Te'o, so Butler could hit triple digits by default this year.

2013

He might head into this year with less hype than rookie teammate Manti Te'o, but Butler is the top linebacker on the San Diego roster. Despite missing four games with a groin injury, Butler finished the last year with 77 tackles (50 solo) while playing 716 snaps on defense and 49 on special teams. He should approach 1,000 snaps on defense in 2013, so if he stays healthy he'll be a near lock to breeze past the 100-tackle mark. The 2012 season saw him return an interception for a touchdown for the second year in a row, and he further displayed big-play ability by posting three sacks, giving him five in two years.

2012

Butler wasn’t especially productive in 2011, which was basically his rookie year after a torn Achilles’ tendon ended his 2010 season before it started. With a year of experience and a full offseason to recover further, Butler should be expected to improve in 2012. He finished 2011 with 96 tackles (78 solo), two sacks and an interception and, while those numbers are far from bad, he is capable of better. Jonas Mouton is a threat to steal snaps after getting picked in the second round of the 2011 draft, but Mouton is probably a threat to Takeo Spikes more than Butler.

2011

Butler missed his entire rookie season after he injured his Achiles during training camp last year, so the Chargers are anxious to see what he can do. At this point he is basically projected to be part of the rotation at inside linebacker along with rookie Jonas Mouton.

2010

Butler is immediately expected to challenge for playing time at the inside linebacker spot as a rookie. It appears he will be battling with veterans Brandon Siler and Kevin Burnett during camp.