Commanders news: Brian Robinson, splash moves, OL standards and Sean Taylor

Examining the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Commanders linked with splash move

Adam Peters wants to build through the draft and supplement in free agency. That said, there is an evident need for the Washington Commanders to find a productive veteran pass-rusher who could immediately assist their cause.

Some big names could be available when the free-agent chaos begins. This will diminish once franchise tags and contract extensions become public knowledge. The Commanders must be ready for anything and strike with conviction when targets of interest get the green light to test the market.

Bruce Ewing from Yardbarker thought the Commanders could make a splash move for Josh Allen. The Jacksonville Jaguars edge presence is coming off a career year and would instantly upgrade Washington's options following their decision to trade Montez Sweat and Chase Young before the 2023 deadline.

"Jonathan Allen is one of the best defensive tackles in football, but he could use a little help along the defensive line. After trading away Montez Sweat and Chase Young during the season, the team needs pass-rushers. Jacksonville’s Josh Allen would be a perfect fit for new head coach Dan Quinn. Jacksonville’s’ Pro Bowl edge-rusher had 17.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception last year. As a free agent, he should expect to sign a five-year deal worth upwards of $23M per season. Not many teams can afford that number, but with more money under the cap than any NFL team ($83M), first-year general manager Adam Peters can afford to bring in the 26-year-old Virginia native."

Bruce Ewing, Yardbarker

This makes a ton of sense. Unfortunately for the Commanders, the Jaguars might not allow the ascending player to leave for nothing. They are a little cash-strapped right now, but moving some money around would allow them to place the franchise tag on Allen, leaving Washington and numerous other teams looking at other options.