With both Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams nursing knee injuries, the Chargers have looked outside the organization to provide depth to the wide receiver position. Today, they claimed wide receiver Jeremy Butler off waivers from the New York Jets. Butler is 6’2”, 213 lbs and hauled in 31 passes on 44 targets for 363 yards last season as a member of the Baltimore Ravens. Butler put up 38 DYAR and had a DVOA of -1.4% that season.
To free up the roster spot needed to claim Butler, the Chargers have waived Isaiah Burse yet again. A third-year pro, Butler obviously has more experience than Burse, but he has less experience in offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt’s offense. One might think that would be more important, but the people who actually see Burse in practice every week would seem to hold a different opinion of the matter, and we now get to wait and see what Butler brings to the table.