Grading the Commanders latest four moves including Bobby Wagner signing

The Commanders are catching the eye of those around the league.
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Commanders re-signed Jeremy Reaves

After an All-Pro season in 2022, things didn't go nearly as well for Jeremy Reaves last time around. The Washington Commanders tendered a contract to the outstanding special teams force to ensure he stuck around, but a cruel injury ended his campaign way ahead of time.

Reaves was dealt a devastating blow thanks to a torn ACL in October. This set his progress back considerably and also put his future with the franchise in doubt with a new regime coming into the fold.

The Commanders haven't been too keen on extending players who were part of the previous regime. After a four-win campaign that descended into chaos once again, general manager Adam Peters is being especially picky with those he chooses to bring back. Reeves was a rare exception to the rule, securing a two-year extension.

This provides the Commanders with an exceptional presence on special teams. Reaves also provides safety depth and looking at the deal's length, Peters received an encouraging report regarding the player's rehabilitation progress before giving this the green light.

Grade: B+

Reaves is a fan favorite who plays the game with supreme commitment. Asking him to factor prominently on the defensive rotation might be a stretch, but this move indicates how Peters and Dan Quinn value special teams as part of their plans for progression.