The San Diego Chargers announced the signings of third-round draft pick Donald Butler and fifth-round pick Cam Thomas on Friday.
Butler, the 79th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, signed a four-year, $2.59 million deal that includes a $650,000 signing bonus according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.
He played his college ball at Washington where he earned the reputation of being one of the top linebackers in this year’s draft.
The 6-foot-1, 248-pounder, earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors as a senior. He stood out at the combine, out lifting all other linebackers by bench pressing 225 pounds 35 times.
Thomas, the 146th overall pick in the draft, signed a four-year, $1.98 million deal with a signing bonus of just over $191,000.
He played his college ball at North Carolina where her made 23 tackles and blocked a kick as a senior.
The big defensive tackle is listed at 6-foot-4 and 335 pounds.
First-round draft choice Ryan Mathews is the only 2010 selection yet to sign with the team.