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Chargers bring in new Cornerback

Aug 24, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Buffalo Bills cornerback Crezdon Butler (29) on the sidelines during the first half against the Washington Redskins at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Today the San Diego Chargers beefed up their defense by signing cornerback Crezdon Butler.  To make room Drake Nevis was released.

Butler went to Clemson and was picked in the draft in the fifth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010.  He has bounced around the league in the last three years:  Steelers, Redskins, Cardinals, Bills and now the Chargers.  I am not very good at math, but that seems like a lot of teams over three seasons.

Butler is  6-1 and 191 pounds and has appeared in 13 games during his first three years in the NFL.  He missed the majority of the 2011 season after dislocating his ankle, and then was forced to miss some time last year as well due to a hamstring injury.

Butler played collegiately at Clemson alongside fellow Chargers defensive back, Marcus Gilchrist.  A three-year starter, he was a key member of a defense that ranked in the top 15 in the country in pass defense each year.  Butler is tied for second in school history with 243 career interception return yards. He made 40 consecutive starts for the Tigers, the second-longest streak in school history for a cornerback.

Welcome to the Chargers Crezdon, now go knock some people down!

#OneCharge #IBelieve

ChargerGirl Cindi

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • tiiiiiiiiiiit11

    Dueces Shareece. You hurt our best offensive player from last year, look like toast, and get blasted by qbs-ask Andrew Luck

  • Tricha

    Curious as to why he was bounced around so much…we need serious players not just ones who are looking for just a paycheck in my opinion, but I’m willing to stay positive. Hopefully his injuries wont cause much trouble

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      That always gets me wondering too Tricia.

  • 1961 Fan

    He was a good college player, however this is the big leagues now. Perhaps he can be positioned in the “End Zones” that way the other teams receivers can’t get behind him!

  • arnie

    He’s a Special team guy. Great hustle, just can’t cover well.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      It’s getting harder to find good guys. Everyone is injured!