4 affordable free agents for the Commanders this offseason

The Commanders must still spend wisely despite having $96 million in salary-cap space.

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Commanders could sign Noah Brown

If the Washington Commanders bring in a rookie quarterback at No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft, they must also upgrade the skill positions. Solidifying the offensive line is more important looking at the options available, but those in power have enough cash and picks to do both if the right opportunities present themselves.

The Commanders have already begun working on this by signing veteran tight end Zach Ertz to a one-year deal that could be worth up to $5 million with incentives. Finding another wide receiver capable of slotting in alongside Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson is another realistic objective Adam Peters can attain.

This is a deep draft class the Commanders should take advantage of at some stage. The free-agent pool is diminishing by the day, but Noah Brown comes with intrigue and offers something a little different to what Washington already has in their wide receiver room.

Brown is physically imposing and has developed a knack for making big plays. He's got a rare ability to stretch the field and track the football with supreme efficiency. In just ten games last season - seven of which he started - the wideout brought in 33 receptions from 55 targets for 567 receiving yards and two touchdowns. His yards per catch average of 17.2 highlights his dynamic traits.

The Houston Texans might make a concerted effort to keep Brown around in pursuit of maintaining continuity around quarterback sensation C.J. Stroud. If not, the former Dallas Cowboys wideout could be a decent option for the Commanders at a cost that won't break the bank.

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