4 bargain-basement free agents that can help the Commanders in 2023

(Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports) Cameron Dantzler Sr.
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Which bargain-basement free agents could potentially help the Washington Commanders when the madness begins in 2023?

We are just a few short hours away from the legal tampering period commencing and the free-agent frenzy that follows. This is going to be another dramatic portion of the NFL offseason and the Washington Commanders have some pivotal decisions to make in the very near future.

The Commanders must decide which players to keep around and invest in the right reinforcements that hit the market. However, they need to be careful with just $16.57 million in spare funds available currently according to Spotrac.

This means making a marquee signing or two will be difficult. Therefore, those in power must identify some good deals that can take the franchise forward in Year 4 of Ron Rivera’s tenure.

With this in mind, here are four bargain-basement free agents the Commanders could sign in 2023.

Free Agent No. 1

(Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) Connor McGovern /

Commanders could sign Connor McGovern

Connor McGovern was an ever-present on the New York Jets’ protection last season and did well overall. The Washington Commanders are desperate for offensive line help, so this is an option to consider that might not cost the earth.

The former fifth-round selection made a home for himself in New York after a rocky start to his NFL career. McGovern is dependable and represents an immediate upgrade on anything the Commanders have at the center position unless Chase Roullier gets back to his 2021 form.