4 moves the Commanders must consider after Charles Leno Jr. restructure

Could the Commanders be set to make another move?

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Commanders could extend Kamren Curl

Considering the way Kamren Curl began the 2023 campaign, the price is only going to go up regarding his new deal. The gifted safety was everywhere in Week 1, coming up with 10 tackles and providing a driving force on the backend that assisted considerably.

Curl's outperformed his rookie deal by a considerable margin following an outstanding three-year stint with the team so far. The Washington Commanders need to resolve this issue as a matter of urgency, especially considering Ron Rivera's preferred ethos of drafting, developing, and rewarding his players.

If the Commanders want to sort a long-term commitment out with Curl, it wouldn't necessarily have any salary-cap implications on their 2023 bill. However, it only seems right that the former seventh-round selection gets a pay rise this season before his wages skyrocket compared to what he's earned previously.

This is a sign of good faith from the Commanders and something that would go down well among the fanbase. Curl's counting $3.02 million against the cap in 2023, which might be more depending on if Washington and his representatives come to an agreement in the not-too-distant future.

Rivera might wait until the campaign concludes and there is also the small matter of Montez Sweat's contract to consider. But acting swiftly with Curl could provide some extra flexibility for other position groups further down the line.