5 free-agent wide receivers the Commanders could sign in 2024

The Commanders need more weapons in the passing game.

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Which wide receivers could the Washington Commanders sign in free agency to give their passing attack a much-needed boost in 2024?

Over the past five seasons, the Washington Commanders have drafted six wide receivers. To date, only one of them - 2019 third-round pick Terry McLaurin - has developed into a consistent starter.

The Commanders are hoping for a strong rebound from 2022 first-round pick Jahan Dotson after a subpar campaign. The other four - Kelvin Harmon, Antonio Gandy-Golden, Dax Milne, and Dyami Brown - have had negligible impact. Some are no longer around. Others could be gone this offseason.

In the absence of draft success, Washington has turned to free agency to bolster production from the wide receiving corps. As with the college ranks, the results have been mediocre at best.

Curtis Samuel played reasonably well during his three years with the Commanders, but never became the game-changer he was envisioned to be. Last season, veteran free agents Byron Pringle and Jamison Crowder caught more balls than Brown, but none developed into a weapon.

The 2024 NFL Draft offers some excellent depth at receiver. No one would be surprised if the Commanders took another swing at the position with a pick in the early rounds. But with significant cap space available, they will also be looking closely at the free agent market, where there are several intriguing options.

Here are five free-agent wide receivers the Commanders should be considering this offseason.