Grading the Commanders' first seven signings in 2024 free agency

Adam Peters wasted no time in making his presence felt.
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Commanders signed Nick Allegretti

After starring for the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Championship game and Super Bowl, the Washington Commanders moved swiftly to sign interior offensive lineman Nick Allegretti. This will likely be as a starting left guard depending on what other reinforcements come into the fold.

It was a small sample size from Allegretti last season as the primary understudy to Joe Thuney and Trey Smith. When the veteran went down and he got an opportunity to shine, he seized the moment. He also made himself a nice chunk of change for good measure.

If Allegretti can build on this newfound momentum and make a go of things in Washington, it'll be a shrewd piece of business. He'll likely get the first shot at securing the left guard position, but one couldn't dismiss the possibility of additional competition arriving via the 2024 NFL Draft given how deep the class is across the offensive line.

An interior trio of Allegretti, center Tyler Biadasz, and right guard Sam Cosmi appears to be a huge upgrade. This all needs to jel and the Commanders need to find a premier left tackle to replace Charles Leno Jr., but time is now on their side.

Grade: B-

It could all go wrong for Allegretti, but this could also become a masterstroke from Adam Peters in pursuit of providing a cleaner pocket for whoever the Commanders decide on as their franchise quarterback.