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Commanders could sign Brandon Scherff

After a standout seven-year playing stint with the Washington Commanders that came with five Pro Bowls and an All-Pro distinction, Brandon Scherff departed in 2022 free agency for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He took this chance to get away from a toxic organization and look to enhance the protection in front of quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Of course, the mammoth contract he received was another strong tipping point behind his eventual decision.

Scherff failed to find the right consistency in Year 1 with the Jaguars. He was a lot more impressive last time around, but there is growing speculation linking the lineman with an early release this offseason to provide Jacksonville with some much-needed financial flexibility heading into free agency.

According to Over the Cap, releasing Scherff with a post-June 1 designation saves the Jaguars $16.5 million. He already has three voided years on his deal, so they'll be paying him for a long while yet regardless of what decision they make regarding his immediate future.

If Scherff is let go, the Commanders could do far worse than examine what he could potentially bring to Kliff Kingsbury's blocking concepts. This would only be a short-term solution to the offensive line interior given his age, but his experience and overall consistency might be invaluable to a rookie quarterback if those in power take one at No. 2 overall as expected.

It's a situation worth monitoring, at the very least.