Grading the Commanders latest five moves including Jonathan Allen stance

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Commanders re-signed Cornelius Lucas

When the Washington Commanders released Nick Gates and Charles Leno Jr. before free agency began, it confirmed what fans had been craving. Adam Peters was going to revamp the offensive line. Unlike Ron Rivera, he was also going to give this the priority it deserved.

It seems as if the interior has been solidified, which is a relief. There is a glaring issue at the left tackle spot after Leno's departure - something the Commanders could look to resolve with their rich draft assets when one examines the potential options that could be available.

The Commanders went a long way to fortifying their depth by re-signing Cornelius Lucas. The versatile swing tackle is a dependable edge protector on either side with proven credentials when it comes to stepping in at a moment's notice and getting the job done.

Lucas has his sights set on taking up the starting mantle left by Leno. Whether he gets a legitimate shot at blindside responsibilities remains to be seen. If nothing else, this gives the Commanders a capable performer if their initial No. 1 left tackle goes through complications. In all honesty, the former Kansas State standout might have a better shot on the right considering how disappointing Andrew Wylie's production became during his first season with the franchise.

Grade: B+

This was a good piece of business by Peters. Lucas is a tremendous pro and a significant asset in the locker room. This also keeps a sense of continuity amid wholesale changes across the roster.