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Commanders free agency moves lauded

Adam Peters isn't messing around. He comes over as personable with a million-dollar smile, but there is a ruthlessness to his roster-building approach that the Washington Commanders have desperately lacked for years. This was reflected throughout an eventful first wave of free agency for the organization.

Peters trimmed the fat, let some established stars leave, and brought in a plethora of new arrivals into the building without jeopardizing the Commanders' future financial prospects. After so much mismanagement throughout Dan Snyder's ownership, it's been a breath of fresh air.

Brad Spielberger from Pro Football Focus was among those impressed by Peters' acquisitions and the way he's gone about his business. The writer gave the Commanders an A grade for their offseason maneuvers so far, highlighting the balance between offense and defense as a primary reason behind the ever-increasing optimism.

"[Dorance] Armstrong is a proven perfect fit with new Commanders head coach Dan Quinn, who immediately helped him take his game to new heights upon arriving in Dallas three years ago. Washington could still stand to make another move at edge rusher, with Armstrong more a rotational piece than a top guy, but linebacker Frankie Luvu also adds another pass rush element. The Washington Commanders join the New England Patriots as a team picking in the top three of the draft that probably doesn’t want a young player backing up a top draft pick, with Jacoby Brissett and Mariota now serving as bridges to the future. [Marcus] Mariota was the No. 2 overall pick back in 2015 and can now mentor the No. 2 pick in 2024. In addition, his athleticism and mobility, paired with a big arm, is the profile of quarterback Kliff Kingsbury likes to work with."

Brad Spielberger, PFF

Peters will know better than anybody that much more is needed to get the Commanders where he wants them to be. This is just the start of his grand plan for sustained growth, but as first impressions go, things couldn't be going much better.