Grading the Commanders' latest five signings in 2024 free agency

Adam Peters is leaving no stone unturned.

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Grading the Washington Commanders' latest five signings from Day 2 of an extremely eventful legal tampering period for the organization.

It's been hard to keep up with the moves made by the Washington Commanders to officially kick off the legal tampering period before free agency. Adam Peters' long pause when asked a question about the roster he inherited upon becoming general manager is deafening. As it stands right now, no free agents have been re-signed and 12 new faces joined the ranks. That speaks volumes.

The Commanders seem to be identifying problem position groups and striking with conviction. Peters is laying the foundations for extra freedom during the draft. Washington has nine selections available and their critical needs are diminishing. This method of recruitment has been seldom seen and sorely missed in equal measure.

Much more is needed, but the Commanders haven't broken the bank with any agreement. They're working contracts to their advantage and taking calculated risks. Peters can get off any signed player with minimal cost attached, which is the model that became so successful with the San Francisco 49ers.

Without further ado, we took a look and graded the latest five signings from a frantic start to 2024 free agency.

Commanders signed Tyler Ott

Considering the Washington Commanders traded up for long-snapper Camaron Cheeseman, his eventual fate was extremely disappointing. With the former sixth-round pick long gone after a disastrous 2023 campaign, those in power brought in Tyler Ott to be his replacement.

Grade: B

Ott has previous connections to Commanders' special teams coordinator Larry Izzo from their time together on the Seattle Seahawks. He's a dependable presence with one Pro Bowl selection under his belt. The veteran spent last season with the Baltimore Ravens and looks to be a significant upgrade.