4 cost-effective free agents Commanders should sign before 2024 camp

The Commanders could use some extra help before the 2024 season.
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Adam Peters' roster rebuild was immediate and drastic. The Washington Commanders look in a much better place as a result, but they're far from the finished product when looking at how things stand across the franchise.

The Commanders have some problem positions that could hold them back in 2024. This won't be going unnoticed by Peters, who has the financial means capable of finding more productive performers who can assist immediately. That's something the new general manager will be assessing in the weeks ahead before the time comes to finalize Washington's 53-man roster and practice squad.

Peters knows what he's doing. He's put a long-term plan in place and implemented a level of collaborative professionalism that was sorely lacking previously. If the front-office leader finds the right opportunities, he'll act with supreme conviction in his quest to get the Commanders back to being a competitive outfit.

With this in mind, here are four cost-effective free agents the Commanders should seriously consider signing before the team's upcoming training camp in Ashburn.

Commanders could sign Phil Haynes

The Washington Commanders made improvements to their offensive line interior throughout free agency. Tyler Biadasz is the new starting center and should be a long-term option if everything goes well. Those in power also secured the services of Nick Allegretti to fill the left guard role after he starred for the Kansas City Chiefs deep into the postseason.

There are concerns about the depth behind this projected starting lineup. Unless the likes of Ricky Stromberg and Chris Paul make improvements, a situation could emerge where the Commanders are forced to look elsewhere for assistance.

Phil Haynes might be someone worth considering if the price is right. His production with the Seattle Seahawks wasn't stellar last season by any stretch. However, he's got the physical profile needed to thrive within Kliff Kingsbury's improved blocking concepts.

Haynes wouldn't start right away considering the presence of Allegretti and emerging stud Sam Cosmi. He'd be an instant upgrade on Washington's backup options - something every offensive line needs to avoid complications when injuries inevitably strike.