Dec 1, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Donald Butler (56) runs onto the field during player introductions prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2014: San Diego Chargers re-sign Donald Butler

The NFL franchise tag deadline is today and teams are starting to decide whether they wan to use it or work out a long-term deal with a player instead. For the San Diego Chargers, the decision for Donald Butler was not an easy one but the team has decided to give him a long-term deal that keeps him in San Diego and off of the open market.


The Chargers were split about the type of money to give Butler, but both sides reached an amount they liked. Butler won’t be testing free agent waters for a while, and fans are waking put o happy news this Monday morning.

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  • arnie

    It was the right thing for the Chargers to do. Butler was the a staple of the defense. However, I give props to Telesco for the strutting of the deal, now we have to wait and see what, or “whom” this will cost the Chargers.

  • Nick Mansoor

    Way to break the bank Donald… Your lucky I like you though haha

  • NativeSanDiegan

    Wondering about the structure. Must be team option, but are all 4 yrs guaranteed? Could he be making 9mil per when he’s 31 or 32? Still, great that he’s locked up for next 3. He’s a key for our D. Fact that he WANTS to stay here is huge.