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

The Commanders could use some extra help before the 2024 season.
Keion Crossen
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Commanders could sign Keion Crossen

Adam Peters is taking a risk by moving into the season with the perimeter cornerback options as they stand. The Washington Commanders fortified their interior coverage by spending a second-round pick on Mike Sainristil. It looks a little shaky elsewhere despite the scope for everyone to improve under the expert guidance of Dan Quinn and Joe Whitt Jr.

Benjamin St-Juste and Emmanuel Forbes Jr. have a lot of hard work ahead to increase confidence in their chances. Michael Davis also has a point to prove after his performance levels dipped with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2023. Nobody else seems capable of manning starting responsibilities effectively, although there's still time for that to change.

Some big names are remaining on the market that Washington could easily afford. The likes of Xavien Howard, J.C. Jackson, and Stephon Gilmore immediately come to mind. If Peters wants to bolster the unit and doesn't want to pay top dollar, someone like Keion Crossen could be an option.

Crossen is dependable in coverage and looked set for prominent involvement with the Miami Dolphins last season. However, a freak injury ended his campaign before it began and he was released by the AFC East outfit.

The fact Crossen is still sitting on the market indicates a long road back to recovery. The Commanders would do their due diligence and do strenuous medical assessments before making this sort of move. if everything checks out, there are far worse options available that's for sure.

Even though Crossen's bounced around the league, his production has been decent enough. The former seventh-round selection out of Western Carolina is also an asset on special teams to further enhance his credentials. Whether he could contribute effectively after so long off the field is debatable, but it wouldn't cost the Commanders much to find out one way or another.

Whether it's Crossen or someone else, finding another outside coverage cornerback is imperative unless obvious strides arrive throughout Washington's training camp.