Chargers cut linebacker Donald Butler

The San Diego Chargers cut linebacker Donald Butler. Butler, 27, completed his fifth season in San Diego in 2015. He had 43 tackles, a half-sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Butler signed a seven-year, $51.8 million contract extension with San Diego in 2014. He was scheduled to earn $4.65 million in base salary in 2016, and his contract carried a cap hit of $9.28 million. His contract was scheduled to run through the 2020 season. Butler was replaced last season by rookie Denzel Perryman. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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