Grading the latest four notable Commanders moves in 2023 free agency

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Commanders didn’t re-sign Wes Schweitzer

Considering the expected changes across the offensive line, there were always going to be some players that were free to take their chances elsewhere. Once the Washington Commanders secured the services of Andrew Wylie and Nick Gates, it was almost certain that Wes Schweitzer would not be returning.

Schweitzer wasn’t the worst from a bad bunch across the protection last season. But with Eric Bieniemy bringing a new offense into the fold, there was always a chance he could be the odd man out when push came to shove.

This is something that didn’t go unnoticed by the player’s representatives, who got a good deal for Schweitzer from the New York Jets. Providing his transition goes smoothly, the former San Jose State standout could start and block for Aaron Rodgers, who ended months of speculation by declaring his intent to play for Gang Green last season.

Schweitzer reportedly signed for two years and could earn $7.5 million if everything goes well. It also lands the lineman on a team that will have a legitimate chance to contend if Rodgers joins as expected.

Grade: B-

This could work out well for Schweitzer. For the Commanders, they’ll be hoping Gates, Wylie, and whichever draft prospects they acquire bring an increased level of consistency that was sorely lacking.

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