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Donald Butler

26-Year-Old Linebacker – San Diego Chargers

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 ...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

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 multi-year extension with the Chargers in February of 2014.

February 28, 2014  –  Donald Butler News

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Butler re-signed with the Chargers on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun 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
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 8 49 33 16 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Donald Butler – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Inside Linebacker
  1. Donald Butler
  2. Kavell Conner
San Diego Chargers

Snap Count Stats

414

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Donald Butler was on the field for 414 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Donald Butler was on the field for 47 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 716 49
2013 627 59
2014 414 47
Donald Butler 2014 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 @Ari 70 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 Sea 37 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Buf 66 9 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Jax 60 5 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
5 NYJ 48 6 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Oak 59 9 9 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 KC 74 5 10 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Den 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Mia
10 BYE Bye Week
11 Oak
12 StL
13 @Bal
14 NE
15 Den
16 @SF
17 @KC

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
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Height:   6' 1"
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Weight:   242 lbs
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Donald Butler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Butler finished the 2013 season with 84 tackles (71 solo) and one interception despite missing three games due to a groin injury.

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Butler recorded seven tackles in Sunday's win over the Chiefs.

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Butler (groin) is active for Sunday's contest against the Broncos, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Butler (groin) is probable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

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Butler (groin) practiced fully Thursday, the Chargers' official site reports.

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Butler (groin) participated in practice Wednesday for the first time since aggravating a groin injury on October 10, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Butler (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against Washington.

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Butler (groin) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Redskins, ESPN.com reports.

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Butler (groin) did not practice Thursday, the Chargers' official website reports.

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Butler (groin) did not practice Wednesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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2014

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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.