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Commanders could sign Marcus Maye

Much like the situation with Kendall Fuller, there was no apparent intent from those in power to re-sign Kamren Curl. The talented safety signed a modest two-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams. Still, Sam Fortier from the Washington Post revealed that no extension offer arrived from general manager Adam Peters as part of his substantial roster overhaul.

That was disappointing to some considering Curl's emergence from a seventh-round pick into a prolific starter. Jeremy Chinn joined from the Carolina Panthers to be their box safety replacement, but more might be needed when one considers the player's struggles in coverage over recent seasons.

Getting another experienced figure on the backend comes with obvious benefits attached. He's had some trouble with injuries in recent seasons, but Marcus Maye is a decent enough performer that could be available relatively cheaply at this off-season stage.

Maye secured two interceptions from just seven games with the New Orleans Saints last season. The former second-round pick out of Florida is instinctive, can be used on blitz packages when required, and is an assured tackling presence. This is matched by solid coverage capabilities from the slot or as extra cover deep in the secondary.

Much will depend on the player's medical checks and how his talent fits within Dan Quinn's scheme. That said, there are far worse avenues the Commanders can go down in pursuit of bolstering safety depth.