4 winners (and 2 losers) from first wave of Commanders 2024 free agency

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Loser No. 1

Ricky Stromberg - Commanders OL

The Washington Commanders wasted no time in strengthening their offensive line when free agency began. This was always anticipated after those in power released Charles Leno Jr. and Nick Gates. The arrival of Nick Allegretti should upgrade the left guard position. Those in power also secured the services of center Tyler Biadasz, who's worked with head coach Dan Quinn previously from their time together with the Dallas Cowboys.

Again, this should enhance Washington's offensive line anchor and primary communicator - something that was essential considering the Commanders will be taking a quarterback at No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft. What this means for Ricky Stromberg's future remains to be seen, but any hopes the former third-round selection had of potentially filling the void left by Gates have been dashed in no uncertain terms.

Stromberg was brought along gradually last season. He didn't get much of a look despite the indifferent production of others. The Arkansas college product spent more time at the guard spot than his preferred center position. Simply put, the previous regime didn't trust him enough.

All hope is not lost where Stromberg is concerned, but the Commanders have no emotional attachment to their decision-making process under Adam Peters. If additional offensive line reinforcements arrive via the draft, he could be demoted further down the depth chart as a result.