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 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine is the lowest-priced option on this list, and I have him here for one main reason. I watched him make one outstanding play to beat the Washington Commanders back in 2022.

Late in the game, with Washington up by a field goal, Westbrook-Ikhine ran past Bobby McCain. The wide receiver then made a very athletic adjustment on a pass thrown over the wrong shoulder to pick up 61 yards and set up Derrick Henry’s game-winning touchdown.

If that seems like a skimpy body of work on which to earn a contract, I’ve seen far worse. The fact is, Westbrook-Ikhine entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2020 because he had size and good hands. He kept opening eyes in the Tennessee Titans camp and they began thinking they had a real diamond in the rough.

Westbrook-Ikhime earned more playing time over the years and put up modest numbers. Though he has never caught more than 40 balls in a season or gained more than 500 receiving yards, his production has been far better than any late-round pick or UDFA on whom the Commanders have taken on over the last five years.

The wideout will not challenge for a starting spot in Washington, but he has been far more productive than Dyami Brown over the past several seasons. Westbrook-Ikhine would be an upgrade to the back end of the receiving corps, for just a little bit more than what they shelled out for players like Brown, Byron Pringle, and Jamison Crowder in 2023.