The Miami Dolphins made an addition the their front seven today.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that they signed Donald Butler to add a seventh linebacker. To make room for him they placed defensive tackle Earl Mitchell on injured reserve.
Butler was a third-round pick for the San Diego Chargers in 2010. He started every game in his rookie season, recording 75 tackles, 2 sacks and an interception. In 2014 he dislocated his elbow and his career with the Chargers stalled. Butler only started nine games in 2015.
He was released by San Diego in the spring and picked up by the Arizona Cardinals in July. They released him in September during their final roster pare down.
Butler was a quality starter for the Chargers, but it remains to be seen if he can play at that level again.
The Dolphins got edged out in their season opener by the Seattle Seahawks. They kept quarterback Russell Wilson under wraps for most of the game, but a lot of that may be due to an ankle injury he suffered during the game.
He rallied for a final drive and threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Doug Baldwin with 31 seconds remaining to get the Seahawks the week one victory.