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Commanders signed Michael Deiter

Speaking of offensive line depth.

The Washington Commanders cannot be accused of sitting on their hands in pursuit of providing their new quarterback with better protection. Nick Allegretti and Tyler Biadscz came during the first wave of free agency. Cornelius Lucas was re-signed. Another notable arrival came in the form of Michael Deiter, who penned a one-year deal with the organization.

Deiter is a solid if not spectacular offensive lineman. He started 10 games and played 686 snaps for the Houston Texans last season, giving up five penalties and conceding three sacks en route to a modest 57.1 grade from Pro Football Focus. More importantly, the former third-round pick out of Wisconsin has experience operating at any position on the interior.

Position versatility became a poisoned phrase during the Ron Rivera years, but it can be useful along any depth chat providing the starters specialize in one specific spot. Deiter might not set the world alight. Still, he looks to be an immediate upgrade on their backup options that's unlikely to have cost the earth.

Grade: B-

Expectations won't exactly be high for Deiter coming into the Commanders. That won't be his personal opinion, perhaps seeing the left guard spot set to be occupied by Allegretti as a job he can win during the 2024 preparation period.