Grading the Commanders' first seven signings in 2024 free agency

Adam Peters wasted no time in making his presence felt.

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Grading the first seven signings made by the Washington Commanders during an eventful start to the free-agency period in 2024.

Adam Peters told fans not to expect lavish spending in free agency. While that proved accurate to kick off his first recruitment phase as general manager, the Washington Commanders were still incredibly active as part of his grand plans for progression.

The Commanders brought in no fewer than seven new faces. That makes it eight in total after veteran tight end Zach Ertz joined the ranks before the legal tampering period. It was a significant statement of intent from the new regime, who brought in quality pieces without jeopardizing their financial flexibility down the road. This is a far cry from how business was conducted under previous ownership.

Much more is needed if the Commanders want to hit the ground running with head coach Dan Quinn leading the charge. Peters knows that better than anybody, so expect to see further transactions and potential re-signings. There's also the small matter of nine draft picks to further strengthen the ranks.

With that being said, we took a look at and graded the first seven Commanders signings in 2024 free agency.

Commanders signed Tyler Biadasz

The Washington Commanders were on the lookout for center help after releasing Nick Gates. Dan Quinn convinced Adam Peters to turn to someone he knows well. Someone with starting experience with plenty of good football left in the tank.

Tyler Biadasz is a solid performer and a strong pre-snap communicator. He's a Pro Bowler who gave up just three sacks from 1,028 snaps last season. This represents an immediate upgrade on anything the Commanders have at a cost that works well for all parties.

Grade: B+

This should solidify one problem position immediately. Biadasz brings outstanding credentials to the table and knowing some Washington coaches from his time with the Dallas Cowboys is only going to help smooth the transition.