As newly installed Saints coordinator Rob Ryan adds pieces to his 3-4 defense, finding players with recent experience in the scheme is a priority in New Orleans.
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The 25-year-old defender has the Saints high on his list despite a crowded house at the edge rusher position, where Butler would compete for snaps with Will Smith, Martez Wilson and Junior Galette. Butler recorded 25 tackles and three sacks last season and figures to be more of a role player, but his experience in Ryan's defense makes this a potential match.