5 big free-agent splashes the Commanders can still make in 2024

There's still room for more...

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Commanders could sign Justin Simmons

As previously mentioned, the Washington Commanders and Kamren Curl have gone their separate ways. It was extremely quiet surrounding a potential extension for the safety, which resulted in the former seventh-rounder penning a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams.

It would be a surprise if the Commanders hadn't worked on contingency plans. This is a decent free-agent pool of veteran options to consider. We've already spoken about an unlikely scenario regarding Jamal Adams, but someone like Justin Simmons is far more appealing.

Simmons was a surprise release by the Denver Broncos as part of their cost-cutting measures. The defensive back and other veterans within the organization were on the chopping block thanks in no small part to Russell Wilson's release, landing them with a record-breaking dead-cap figure of $86 million from one of the worst contracts in NFL history.

There is no apparent rush for Simmons to find a new home. He's a premium talent still capable of elite-caliber production. Taking the patient approach isn't going to hurt. He needs to find the right fit - somewhere that maximizes his outstanding physical attributes heading into the tail-end of a glittering career.

Putting Simmons in Dan Quinn's scheme comes with huge potential attached. Veterans like Bobby Wagner, Jeremy Chinn, and Frankie Luvu have chosen to come for that exact reason. This also represents another major statement of intent if the Commanders could pull it off.