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Commanders didn't extend Kendall Fuller

One problem area that the Washington Commanders have yet to address is the cornerback position. This area of the field was exposed constantly in 2023. While some blame should be placed on the lack of pass-rushing pressure from the defensive front, reinforcements are desperately needed across the secondary nonetheless.

This need became more glaring after the Commanders opted not to extend Kendall Fuller. The veteran was undeniably the most consistent Washington cornerback last season. Adam Peters feels like something different is needed, although nothing has been confirmed one way or another in terms of arrivals.

Fuller signed for the Miami Dolphins on a two-year deal worth $16.5 million. This isn't exactly top-tier money considering the player's talent, which indicates there was no interest whatsoever from Peters' perspective to retain the former Virginia Tech star.

One could have made a strong case for the Commanders extending Fuller at that price. Those in power believe there is more to come from the likes of Emmanuel Forbes, Quan Martin, and Benjamin St-Juste. Peters will also strengthen at some stage via free agency or the 2024 NFL Draft depending on what fits Dan Quinn and Joe Whitt Jr.'s system.

Grade: B-

Fuller's veteran presence would have been an asset in 2024, but the Commanders feel like it's the best thing to do. Going to the Dolphins and working opposite All-Pro Jalen Ramsey is a great spot for the player. We wish him well.