3 free-agent moves from NFC East that Commanders fans can laugh at

These signings come with scrutiny attached, for now.

Jon Runyan
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Which free-agent signings made around the NFC East should make Washington Commanders fans laugh, for now at least?

The Washington Commanders have been the most active in terms of movement within the NFC East. This isn't the biggest shock considering the new regime's plans and how others around the division are currently perceived. There is a lot of hard work ahead for Adam Peters, but the early signs are promising.

Perhaps bold claims about potentially winning the division are too soon from certain media outlets. This was always going to be a gradual route back into contention rather than a quick fix, but the Houston Texans proved last season that anything is possible if the right personnel is acquired and everyone gets on the same page quickly.

Opportunity knocks for the first time in years. Blending so many new faces and different ideas is challenging, but it would be a huge disappointment if the Commanders weren't more competitive when one examines the current state of affairs with their rivals.

With this in mind, here are three free-agent signings around the NFC East that Commanders fans can laugh at. For now, at least.

Jon Runyan

The New York Giants desperately needed to solidify their offensive line interior this offseason. This led those in power to hand over a significant chunk of change to Jon Runyan to prise him away from the Green Bay Packers.

This raised more than a few eyebrows based on the veteran's indifferent performance levels in 2023. Runyan turned out in 928 snaps for the Packers last season, giving up two sacks and conceding six penalties en route to a less-than-stellar 54.7 grade from Pro Football Focus. The fact Green Bay didn't make a concerted effort to keep the former sixth-round pick around also spoke volumes.

Runyan might be an upgrade, but the bar isn't exactly high. This signing shouldn't strike fear into the Washington Commanders' defensive tackle tandem of Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne that's for sure.