4 second-level free agents the Commanders should sign in 2023

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Which second-level free agents could the Washington Commanders potentially sign in 2023?

Things are heating up around the league as free agency is now officially underway. Of course, many agreements and talks have long begun during the legal tampering period, which saw some bombshell moves and trades in its typically dramatic fashion.

The Washington Commanders have been cautious in their approach, looking lower down the pecking order to strengthen key position groups and add depth. This has been the hallmark of Ron Rivera’s time with the organization so far, opting to spend big money on proven performers on the roster who are worthy of such a commitment.

Daron Payne was the latest and there could be more to come in the not-too-distant future. But the next few weeks before the draft will be crucial and might see the Commanders find themselves some bargains along the way.

With this in mind, here are four second-level free agents Washington could sign in the coming days.

Free Agent No. 1

(Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports) Dan Arnold /

Commanders could sign Dan Arnold

Finding more productivity from the tight end position is necessary at some stage this offseason. The Washington Commanders don’t have enough right now, so perhaps a cheap option like Dan Arnold should be considered unless someone catches their eye from a strong 2023 NFL Draft class.

Arnold is athletic, can run routes effectively, and is a red-zone mismatch. Something that could be of significant use to Eric Bieniemy with full offensive control.