3 buy low trade options to enhance Commanders' chances in 2024

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The Washington Commanders have completely gutted their roster under the new regime this offseason. Adam Peters was expected to make wholesale changes, but the extent of these alterations has raised more than a few eyebrows around the league.

Few would argue that the Commanders aren't in a better place right now. More importantly, the moves made haven't jeopardized any future financial flexibility as part of Peters' long-term plans for growth. The hard work is just beginning, but it's been a positive start nonetheless.

Peters isn't harboring any sentiment to his decision-making. There is also more collaboration and collective purpose than ever before. If the new general manager believes more is needed, he won't hesitate to pull the trigger.

With this in mind, here are three buy-low trade possibilities that could enhance the Commanders' chances of becoming one of the league's surprise packages in 2024.

Commanders could trade for Ambry Thomas

The Washington Commanders solidified their slot cornerback options by drafting Mike Sainristil at No. 50 overall. Hopes are high that the former Michigan standout can make an immediate contribution. However, that does not detract from the concerns on the outside heading into the 2024 campaign.

Emmanuel Forbes and Benjamin St-Juste have serious questions to answer. Michael Davis might be able to assist after joining in free agency, but how much remains to be seen.

If the Commanders decide more is needed, exploring a veteran free agent or perhaps even going into the trade market is something to consider. Adam Peters could do far worse than put a call into his old employers to see what it might take to land Ambry Thomas in pursuit of solving this complicated riddle.

Thomas is coming off a decent year with the San Francisco 49ers but is out of contract next spring. The Niners drafted Renardo Green as a potential replacement, so acquiring him for minimal compensation is a tempting offer with the scope to improve their options considerably.