Commanders News: Ron Rivera, Bill Belichick, Week 15 and free agents

Delving deeper into the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Commanders have two coveted free agents

Plenty of changes are coming across the Washington Commanders once the 2023 season concludes. This means almost nobody is safe and leaves the future of pending free agents hanging in the balance for good measure.

There's just no telling how a new coaching regime or front office will go about their business. But according to Brad Spielberger from Pro Football Focus, the Commanders have two of the league's most coveted free agents in cornerback Kendall Fuller (No. 15) and safety Kamren Curl (No. 21).

"[Kendall] Fuller has been the lone bright spot in the Commanders' cornerback room in 2023, and while he’s been plenty capable as a wide cornerback, perhaps his prior experience in the slot and at safety could be attractive to teams that desire the ability to move the savvy Fuller around as he and his game ages.

[Kamren] Curl has quietly been one of the more underrated players in the NFL over the past several seasons, with his status as a seventh-rounder and his name getting lost in the shuffle on a defense that, up until this year’s trade deadline, was riddled with first-round talent. Curl can line up anywhere and is as consistent as safeties come on a down-to-down basis, possessing good instincts and a clear understanding of how to manipulate leverage and angles in the open field."

Brad Spielberger, PFF

It makes a ton of sense for the new regime to get these two players tied down to extensions when the time comes. Although nothing can be said with any real guarantee with landmark alterations to the team's infrastructure imminent.