6 free agent interior offensive linemen the Commanders could sign in 2024

The Commanders need help on their offensive line interior.

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Commanders could sign Damien Lewis

Damien Lewis is not going to be as expensive as some of the other names on this list. However, he will still get a nice raise over his rookie deal.

He has been a solid starter during his four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks - but Lewis has never been considered elite. Still, he might be as effective as any of the bigger names. I say that based on watching him have little trouble dealing with Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne during their victory over the Washington Commanders last season.

Lewis has the prototypical size for a mauler on the inside. He is 6-foot-2 and played last season at 327 pounds. After a college career that included a national championship with LSU in 2020, he was selected by Seattle in the third round and immediately took over a starting spot on their offensive line.

He has started 61 games in his brief career, mostly at right guard. Occasionally, Lewis has been deployed on the left side and at center in a pinch.

Lewis makes a lot of sense if the Commanders are considering shifting Sam Cosmi back to right tackle. Then, they could field a solid right side. This also leaves enough salary flexibility to invest more heavily in a cornerstone left tackle.