Grading the latest four notable Commanders moves in 2023 free agency

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It’s been a busy few days for the Washington Commanders in 2023 free agency. We graded their latest four major roster moves.

The Washington Commanders have put themselves in a strong position heading into the 2023 NFL Draft. While the franchise hasn’t spent vast sums on free agents, they’ve got some proven performers into the building that should play a big role next season.

This shouldn’t come as a shock to those who’ve followed Ron Rivera’s career. Especially with the Commanders, who needed a complete culture shift in terms of recruitment after so much mismanagement when Dan Snyder was heavily involved.

Thankfully, that’s no longer the case. And there’s real hope for the future providing everything stabilizes behind the scenes once Snyder eventually sells up.

With that being said, we took a look at and graded the latest four major roster moves made by the Commanders in 2023 free agency.

Move No. 1

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Commanders re-signed Tyler Larsen

Retaining Tyler Larsen on a team-friendly deal could be a good bit of business by the Washington Commanders. The veteran center played reasonably well in 2022 before injuries cut his campaign short, so enhanced involvement could be in the works providing there are no further complications on the health front.

Grade: B

Recent signing Nick Gates stated he expects to take some snaps under center. Chase Roullier is also getting back to full fitness, so Larsen needs to start the offseason on the front foot to carve out a role for himself next season.