3 waiver wire targets the Commanders should chase after final cuts
The Washington Commanders 53-man roster is set, for now. There were surprising cuts, as well as some surprising players making the roster. The Commanders have a talented roster, that can be competitive this year. However, there are some key places where the Commanders need help.
As of now, the Commanders only have four corners on roster. And the defense as a whole, especially at linebacker, lacks proven depth across the board. It is needless to say the Commanders will be active on the waiver wire and signing unsigned veterans in free agency.
Here are three released players we believe Washington should chase in the coming days to bolster their initial 53-man roster.
3 players the Commanders should consider signing post cutdown
3. Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB
This one makes too much sense. While Pierre-Louis isn’t a star, his fit with the Commanders makes perfect sense. In the 2020 offseason, Pierre-Louis signed a one year contract with the franchise. Then, in 2020, he was a solid player for the Commanders before he left for the Texans the next offseason.
The Commanders had interest in re-singing the former Boston College Eagle, however, they were not willing to match the two-year, $5 million contract Houston offered. Fast forward a little over a year later and Pierre-Louis is back on the market again.
Washington’s linebackers behind Jamin Davis and Cole Holcomb are: David Mayo, Milo Eifler and De’Jon Harris. Mayo is strictly a run stopper, Eifler was made famous for not having an intro on Sunday Night Football last year and Harris, an undrafted free agent in 2020, is on his third team after bouncing on and off practice squads, with action on defense in only two games throughout his career.
To say the least, the depth within the Commanders linebacker room is measly, at best. Pierre-Louis won’t magically turn the Commanders into a top-shelf linebacker core. However, his athleticism, familiarity with the defense and his upside in pass coverage can bolster Washington’s linebacker core.
Note: Jon Bostic was released by the Saints after the completion of this article. Bostic makes sense for the Commanders to scoop up as well, given his expertise in Jack Del Rio’s system.