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Chargers will approach Donald Butler about contract extension

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03:38 PM ET 04.03 | San Diego linebacker Donald Butler has developed into one of the Chargers' best defensive players, and the Chargers will likely attempt to keep it that way. Butler is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and San Diego is expected to approach Butler about a long-term extension soon, according to U-T San Diego. After missing his rookie season due to an Achilles injury, Butler has played a significant role for the Chargers the last two seasons. With veterans like Takeo Spikes and Shaun Phillips departing this offseason, Butler is not only one of San Diego's top defenders, he's also one of the defensive leaders. Despite missing his first season, the former third-round pick stepped into a starting role immediately upon his return. He started 16 games in 2011, racking up a career-high 96 tackles. Butler maintained a similar level of production last season, despite missing four games due to a groin injury. He started 12 games, finishing with 77 total tackles, three sacks, four pass deflections and an interception.

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April 4, 2013  07:16 AM ET
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"Approach" sounds a little tentative.How about "make an offer"?

You don't think "making an offer" is tentative bro ?

 
April 4, 2013  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"Approach" sounds a little tentative.How about "make an offer"?

Sounds like they're afraid of him.

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