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Percy Butler looking to raise Commanders involvement

Much has been made about the reinforcements to the secondary via the 2023 NFL Draft. But much is also expected of Percy Butler heading into Year 2 of his professional career.

The Washington Commanders brought Butler on gradually last season, which was always the plan. Now the player is fully acclimatized to the NFL and Ron Rivera's demands, we could see a lot more from the gifted defensive back out of Louisiana next time around.

When discussing his ambitions for the upcoming campaign, Butler stated via the team's website that he's taken a big jump. He's also looking forward to defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio adopting three-safety sets alongside Kamren Curl and Darrick Forrest as part of his interchangeable scheme.

"I feel like I took a big jump. In the playbook for sure and really understanding how offense is trying to work and what they trying to work on, like certain formations. I mean, it's fun playing with them. I like the three-safety look. I feel like it's going to help our defense a lot because I feel like all of us could fit in all the different positions. So, I feel like we working together. I feel like in our disguise it's going to confuse a lot of quarterbacks."

Percy Butler via Commanders.com

The Commanders have an embarrassment of riches on defense. If Butler can make the improvements needed, it's yet another luxury for Del Rio to call upon as he looks to propel Washington's unit to the NFL's best in 2023.