Donald Butler's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad season has finally come to a conclusion. After fourteen awful games as the starting ILB for the San Diego Chargers, Butler has been placed on Injured-Reserve with a dislocated elbow. His snaps will presumably be split between backup LBs Andrew Gachkar and Kavell Conner.
After signing a 7-year contract worth up to $51.8 million in the offseason to avoid free agency, Butler has been arguably the worst player on the Chargers roster this season. According to Pro Football Focus, Donald Butler has been the 29th best starting 3-4 ILB this year (out of 38 total) with an overall grade of -9.6.
Cornerback Greg Ducre, who was cut during the preseason, has been signed off the practice squad to take Butler's spot on the roster. Our old buddy and former third-string QB Brad Sorensen has been signed to the practice squad to take Ducre's spot and to cast a long shadow over Kellen Clemens.