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Commanders could trade for Jeremy Chinn

If there was one hole on the Washington Comanders' defense that requires attention, it's at the defensive second level. Cody Barton's been nothing short of abysmal aside from an improved outing in Week 6, which leaves third-year-pro Jamin Davis as the only reliable option within the linebacking corps.

This is something the Commanders should look to resolve before the trade deadline. Considering the safety tandem of Jeremy Reaves and Darrick Forrest are also on the shelf, a dynamic hybrid weapon such as Jeremy Chinn could be exactly what they're looking for.

Chinn burst onto the scene with the Carolina Panthers as a rookie in 2020. It hasn't gone according to plan since then and the Southern Illinois product looks like a square peg in a round hole operating in Ejiro Evero's creative 3-4 base system.

One of Chinn's biggest strengths centers on athleticism. The former second-round selection is also highly instinctive and boasts the closing speed needed to make big plays in key moments.

That's without accounting for his position versatility and special teams production, which Ron Rivera values highly.

The Panthers are currently 0-6 and reportedly looking to sell off assets according to Albert Breer from Sports Illustrated. Chinn looks like one of the expendable options and the Commanders might be able to extract decent value considering he's in the final year of his deal.

Another sidenote - Marty Hurney was Carolina's general manager when they traded up to acquire Chinn coming out of college. So he has some fans in the building that's for sure.