Chargers cut Terrell Manning

After finishing in third place in the loaded AFC West (behind the champion Denver Broncos and runner-up Kansas City Chiefs), the San Diego Chargers returned to the postseason in 2013. Heading into the offseason, the Chargers had a few decisions to make. They actually won their first round playoff game, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals before losing to the Broncos in the divisional...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Chargers Offseason So Far

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Ask any true bolt blue (see what I did there?) football fanatic, and they will tell you that the offseason is an exciting time that can garner as much heartbreak, drama and sheer joy as any playoff game with the season on the line. However, not everyone is a true fanatic, or has the time to follow up on the plethora of signings and releases...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 10 ILB in the 2014 draft: Te’o and Butler lead a talented group of Bolts at the position

Inside linebacker in the 3-4 defense is another one of those crucial spots. With the nose tackle and defensive ends primarily taking up blocking, the inside backers need to find the ball carrier, and in San Diego, we have some of the leagues best. Manti Te’o and Donald Butler may be the best inside linebacking combination of any NFL team with a 3-4 defense. Bront Bird, Andrew Gachkar...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Weely Rewind: Three cheap free agents capable of fitting in San Diego, Nix III wants to be a Bolt

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to recap the first week of April. San Diego Chargers - Three late addition free agents who could be different makers for San Diego in 2014. (READ) - Will the Chargers add another pass rusher from the draft? (READ) - Nix III would be happy to land in San Diego. (READ) - Stadium talks heating up. (READ) Make sure you follow...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Win a signed Donald Butler jersey (hurry, time is running out)

Our guy Donald Butler is giving away a signed jersey for his 10,000th follower. The man needs to get his numbers up so give him a follow and see if you are the lucky winner. Need to get my followers up. 101 away from 10k. 10,000 follower gets signed DB56 jersey!!! — Donald Butler (@DAButler56) April 3, 2014 You may also be interested in:Win a signed Donald Butler jersey (hurry...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers re-sign MLB Donald Butler

This deal has a max value of 51.8 million over 7 seasons, but Butler is highly unlikely to see all that money. Only the 11.15 million dollar signing bonus is guaranteed so the Chargers could conceivably get out of this after 1-year and 11.9 million. However, the Chargers are highly unlikely to give up on him that quickly. That’s a lot of money for one year anyway. More likely,...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 10 defensive ends in the draft: Chargers could add a pass rusher late

The defensive end in the 3-4 defense goes a bit unnoticed compared to the role the position plays in the traditional 4-3. In a 3-4, these players have to eat up blockers on certain plays in order for the OLB to have an easier time rushing the passer, while other times the defensive end needs to tee off on the quarterback. The Chargers are equipped with two pretty darn good 3-4 defensive...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Butler wants Wilfork, Patience paying off for Bolts, Ghee high potential CB

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to recap the first week of free agency. San Diego Chargers - Donald Butler wants Vince Wilfork as a Charger. (READ) - Patience benefiting Chargers in free agency. (READ) - Brandon Ghee, a diamond in the rough corner. (READ) - The Chargers find an excellent replacement for Whitehurst, (READ) Make sure you follow @cover32_SD...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

With Cam Thomas gone, Donald Butler wants Vince Wilfork

Nose tackle is the most important position in a 3-4 defense, and the best in the business at said position, is Vince Wilfork. The big daddy from the University of Miami (FL) has been disrupting offensive blocking schemes for the better part of a decade and has asked the New England Patriots for his release. Wilfork is scheduled to make over $11 million, but the Patriots apparently...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Re-Sign Butler

                                                    Photo: USA Today Images Kyle Caplinger San Diego Chargers Writer So far, the chargers have remained fairly quiet in regards to their intentions in the free agency market. Fans and media have been left with only speculations based on our own opinions. So with all the mystery surrounding the team and the...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

'Option' key to Donald Butler extension

Several contracts will be negotiated this month at Chargers Park. None will quite resemble last week's Donald Butler deal. The specific numbers are now known on the inside linebacker's extension. Essentially, he signed two deals with one signature, an elaborate seven-year, $51.8 million contract with the final four years pinned to a club option. Butler received an $11...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

A breakdown of San Diego’s roster moves entering free agency

The official unofficial start of free agency starts Saturday and the San Diego Chargers have spent the past week cleaning up their books in preparation. Starting Saturday, NFL teams can start negotiating with any player set to become a free agent, though official deals cannot be announced until Tuesday, March 11. The Chargers have been busy setting up the roster over the past week...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers cut McClain, clear $2.5 million in cap space

In a fairly predictable move, the Chargers have cut Le’Ron McClain. #Chargers release fullback Le’Ron McClain, per @UTgehlken. Clears $2.5 million in cap space. But #sweater will live on. — Annie Heilbrunn (@annieheilbrunn) March 4, 2014 It’s sad to see Le’Ron go because he really is one of the best in the business, but the NFL is just that — a business. The advent of...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers have to give Alterraun Verner a thorough look

The topic of discussion around San Diego was the re-signing of Donald Butler and restructuring of wide receiver Eddie Royal’s contract. Now, the tide turns to free agency, and with that comes everyone’s favorite part of the season. “That’s why [Player X] would be a great fit for my team!” Fans of all 32 teams in the National Football League utter this sentence often. No...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: With Donald Butler signed, San Diego Chargers move up

Moves are starting to be made. With free agency just a week away, NFL teams are deciding which players on their current roster are worth keeping, and which ones can test the waters of the open market. As a result, some teams have already strengthened themselves, while others have taken a step backwards before the offseason has hardly started. The first dominoes have fallen, setting...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Did Eddie Royal restructure his deal for Donald Butler?

Eddie Royal congratulated Donald Butler on his new contract via twitter Monday and here is how the Chargers linebacker responded… @EddieRoyalWR haha preciate u restructuring urs for me bruh! — Donald Butler (@DAButler56) March 4, 2014 Royal was set to become a six million dollar cap hit this year, and a likely cap casualty, but with the Bolts very thin at wide receiver, it appears...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Donald Butler’s Contract Terms Revealed

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'};   The San Diego Chargers announced on Friday that they had re-signed their promising inside linebacker Donald Butler to a new contract, but left out any terms. The only detail they gave was that it was a “multi-year” deal. On Monday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport shed some light on the...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Donald Butler could be locked up in San Diego for the next 7 years

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, San Diego Chargers middle linebacker Donald Butler’s new contract could be worth up to $48 million over seven years. But essentially, according to Rapoport’s report, the contract is a three-year deal worth nearly $20 million, with $12 million guaranteed. According to Rapoport, Butler’s contract has a team option after the [...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekend full of good news for the Chargers (and emerging Butler contract details)

Ever since San Diego’s season ended in mid-January, there has not been much to smile about around Murphy Canyon Rd. From the injury saga that is Danario Alexander’s knee, to Malcolm Floyd’s reportedly career-threatening neck problems, to Donald Butler’s high price tag, the offseason started ice cold in San Diego. However, in the past 72 hours, the news has been nothing but...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Donald Butler vows to improve durability

Middle linebacker Donald Butler was pleased to sign a new multiyear deal with the San Diego Chargers on Friday before heading out for a previously scheduled vacation to Maui. Butler considered waiting it out and testing his value out on the open market once free agency began on March 11, but ultimately San Diego is where he wanted to be. “It’s always been one of my goals when...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Details on Donald Butler’s deal still not available

On Friday, Chargers linebacker Donald Butler announced via Twitter that he has signed a new contract with the team. More than 24 hours later, the only available detail is that it’s a multi-year deal. There have been no reports about the money to be paid. No information about base value, annual rate, signing bonus, guaranteed money. Nothing. Teams and agents recognize a 24...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Donald Butler back in San Diego for around 6 million/year

Couldn’t be happier to hear Donald Butler is resigning with the Chargers. DB is a bit of a personal favorite here at cover32 has he granted me my first interview. The specifics of the deal have not surfaced yet, but it’s rumored he will make around 6 million/year. Not a bad price for a San Diego team strapped for cap room, but expect some cap casualties to come. Great job by...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Butler’s price tag, Chargers and Chris Harris Jr., First round rule for S.D.

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to recap week following the combine. San Diego Chargers - Agent tweets about Butler’s high price tag. (READ) - The first round rule for San Diego.  (READ) - Chargers should force Denver’s hand on Chris Harris Jr.  (READ) - Martavis Bryant the next Danario Alexander? (READ) National Columns - The top-10 free agent offensive...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers sign LB Donald Butler to multi-year deal

There is no doubt that San Diego Chargers' inside linebacker Donald Butler is talented. The versatile linebacker is a tackling machine for the Baby Blues, and has turned into a real menace for opposing offenses. Expect Butler to patrol the waters of the AFC West for years to come, as the fourth year stud signed a multi-year contract to remain in Southern California with the...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Donald Butler announces he’s staying with Chargers

Teams looking for help at linebacker can cross another potential free agent off the list. Donald Butler took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to announce that he has re-signed with the Chargers. “Feeling blessed! Y’all heard it here first! Deal is done!! SD I aint going no where!! Too excited!!” Butler wrote. Butler didn’t share any terms of the deal, but the Chargers followed...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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