Commanders sign Danielle Hunter
Adam Peters wants to build through the draft and supplement through free agency. This is the correct strategy for sustainable growth, but the Washington Commanders have many holes to fill and plenty of salary-cap space to make a splash or two should they wish.
Peters was part of an organization that found the right balance between youth and experience when molding the San Francisco 49ers' roster. Majority ownership partner Josh Harris might also be looking for a big statement to announce the Commanders as a force to be reckoned with once again.
One area that could take priority in free agency is Washington's pass rush. Trading Montez Sweat and Chase Young before the deadline was a necessary evil. It gives them two more Day 2 selections to utilize and provides more financial flexibility without having to give either departed defensive end a mammoth extension.
Someone like Danielle Hunter could enter the equation if the Minnesota Vikings let him test the market. The edge presence has long been considered as one of the league's best at the position. Under Brian Flores' guidance in 2023, the former third-round selection out of LSU notched a career-high 16.5 sacks.
Hunter will be 30 years old during the 2024 campaign. But if the Commanders could work out a 2-to-3-year deal with the player, it would instantly fill the void left by Young and Sweat.