Grading the Commanders' latest four moves including Michael Davis signing

Adam Peters has been incredibly active during his early roster building.

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Commanders signed Michael Davis

Kendall Fuller and Kamren Curl departing the Washington Commanders leaves a gaping hole within their secondary. Those in power can still add immediate contributors via free agency and the 2024 NFL Draft with the vast assets available, but they cannot afford this crucial area of the field to become a weak link once again.

The Commanders went a long way to bolstering their depth with the signing of Michael Davis. It's a one-year deal for the veteran cornerback, who reunites with defensive backs coach Tom Dontaell after the pair developed a close working relationship on the Los Angeles Chargers.

Davis looked like he was on the cusp of something special after an outstanding campaign with the Chargers in 2022. He couldn't reach these lofty heights last time around, but his size, length, and athleticism make him an intriguing complimentary piece capable of providing short-term assistance.

Relying on Davis, Emmanuel Forbes, and Benjamin St-Juste to get the job done consistently is a huge gamble. The Commanders should be aware of this, so expect another prominent defensive back to arrive before the time to begin preparations for the 2024 campaign arrives.

Grade: B

Davis is a good signing, but nothing more than that. His 119.2 passer rating when targeted last season is concerning, so a huge effort is needed this offseason in pursuit of returning to his old form.

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