4 bargain free agents the Commanders could steal in second wave

Ahkello Witherspoon
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Commanders could sign Ahkello Witherspoon

Kendall Fuller took his chances elsewhere in free agency as expected. He'll link up with the Miami Dolphins as Xavien Howard's replacement opposite Jalen Ramsey. This leaves the Washington Commanders depleted in their cornerback room aside from Benjamin St-Juste, Emmanuel Forbes, and big nickel Quan Martin.

This is a position group the Commanders haven't strengthened as yet. There is still plenty of time for Adam Peters to identify someone he believes can help. He could also wait for the draft, which has some intriguing options set to be taken over the first two days.

If Peters decides to go down the free agency route, Ahkello Witherspoon is a name worth considering. The cornerback endured some rough luck on the injury front in recent years, but things were looking up in 2023, playing all 17 games and becoming an integral part of the Los Angeles Rams secondary.

Witherspoon gave up just 48.1 percent of targets last season. This is a remarkable figure when one considers how opposing quarterbacks tested him frequently. It's also the sort of assured coverage capabilities that the Commanders sorely lacked for the most part in 2023.

The Rams might look to keep Witherspoon, although no new deal has arrived as yet. If Washington wants a veteran to replace Fuller, they could go far worse than look in his direction.