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Breaking down Donald Butler's $51.8 million deal

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San Diego Chargers linebacker Donald Butler's seven-year contract extension is worth $51.8 million and includes an $11.15 million signing bonus, according to a league source.

That's the only guaranteed money in the deal, though.

In 2016, Butler is due a $12 million option bonus that the Chargers have the choice of exercising on the fifth day of the league year following the Super Bowl that year.

In 2014, Butler has a $750,000 base salary and a $2.98 million salary-cap figure.

In 2015, Butler has a $3.25 million base salary and a $5.48 million salary-cap figure.

In 2016, Butler has a $4.65 million base salary and a $9.28 million salary-cap figure.

In 2017, Butler has a $4 million base salary and a $8.63 million salary-cap figure.

In 2018, Butler has a $4.65 million base salary and a $9.28 million salary-cap figure.

In 2019, Butler has a $5.35 million base salary and a $7.75 million salary-cap figure.

In 2020, Butler has a $6 million base salary and a $8.4 million salary-cap figure.

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