Grading the Commanders latest five moves including Jonathan Allen stance

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Commanders signed James Pierre

The Washington Commanders decided to let Kamren Curl and Kendall Fuller take their chances elsewhere in free agency. Both signed on respectable but affordable deals, but general manager Adam Peters believes this is the best thing right now as part of his plans for sustained progression under his leadership.

This leaves the Commanders a little light on decent secondary options. Emmanuel Forbes and Benjamin St-Juste didn't exactly thrive last season, so the cornerback unit could become a weak link unless the duo makes strides with head coach Dan Quinn and defensive coordinator Joe Whitt Jr. leading the charge.

Washington picked up Michael Davis, who seems more like a depth option than anything else. The same applies to James Pierre after the four-year-pro signed a one-year deal once his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers concluded.

Pierre looked like his game could reach new heights in 2022. He gave up just 41.9 percent of his targets and a 58.7 passer rating when targeted. His 6-foot-2 frame made the defensive back difficult to overcome. Unfortunately for the player, he returned to being an afterthought last time around.

Grade: B

Asking Pierre to fill starting responsibilities might be a stretch, but he's a solid special teamer with proven production as a rotational piece. That's all the Commanders are probably looking for unless he takes a huge leap forward.