5 potential Commanders candidates to replace Logan Thomas

The Commanders have a need to fill at the tight end position.

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Commanders could sign Dalton Schultz

Another decent veteran option set to enter free agency is Dalton Schultz. He's no stranger to the Washington Commanders having spent the first five seasons of his career with the Dallas Cowboys. He's a consistent pass-catcher who also provides a useful asset in the red zone for good measure.

Schultz caught the eye last season with the Houston Texans. He quickly developed eye-catching chemistry with rookie sensation C.J. Stroud en route to 59 receptions for 635 receiving yards and five touchdowns from 15 games - eight of which he started.

While there's a good chance Houston extends Schultz if the money is right, the Commanders should also monitor his availability closely. His previous experience helping young quarterbacks reach their promise quicker than anticipated is something those in power might be looking for if they take one at No. 2 overall. Even if it's just a short-term deal, the benefits are obvious.

The former fourth-round selection out of Stanford is an intelligent football player. He comes up big in critical moments. Schultz might not be explosive in terms of speed, but his shrewd route-running and body control make him a decent replacement for Logan Thomas - one who could provide an immediate upgrade with a smooth transition.

According to Spotrac, Schultz is projected to get $11.3 million per season on a three-year, $34.01 million deal. This is something the Commanders could easily afford with their current financial wealth. Whether they consider him a viable option is another matter.