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

The Commanders need more weapons in the passing game.
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Commanders could sign Kendrick Bourne

Kendrick Bourne has had a similar career trajectory to Noah Brown. They both came into the league as largely unheralded players in 2017 and joined offenses that had several higher-profile players ahead of them.

In Bourne’s case, it was the San Francisco 49ers. He played for four years in the Bay area with modest success. Then he went to the New England Patriots, where he became the best wide receiver on a very bad offense.

Bourne does not have the big play potential that the others on this list possess. But he is a steadier, more reliable receiver than Brown. This sort of dependability could be exactly what the Washington Commanders are looking for.

He has shown versatility, lining up all over the field and mixing in a few runs as well. With the Commanders, his role would not be as clearly defined as it might be for a perimeter player like D.J. Chark or Brown. Bourne would essentially become a steady, though less explosive version of Terry McLaurin.

Bourne is projected to cost about the same as Brown. Though he is not as exciting, he could become a very valuable jack-of-all-trades, especially if Jahan Dotson can develop and Washington brings in another speed receiver through the draft.