March 03, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
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.