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2024 Commanders free agency tracker

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The Washington Commanders are reloading for the 2024 season, starting with free agency.

New talent from around the league will be brought in and some familiar faces will return. Here's the list of those who have reportedly agreed to terms.

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Players reportedly joining the Commanders

Zach Ertz

The Commanders have reportedly bolstered their tight end room by agreeing to terms with veteran Zach Ertz, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Ertz, a second-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, has played in 151 games with 113 starts over the course of his 12-year career. A mainstay of the Eagles' offense for nine seasons, Ertz has established a reputation as one of the more reliable tight ends in the past decade.

Ertz's best stretch came from 2015-19, when he averaged 91.4 yards per game and scored 28 touchdowns. In 2018, he set a career-high by leading the Eagles with 1,163 and eight score, earning his second of three total Pro Bowls. Ertz also played a role in helping the Eagles win a Super Bowl in 2017, catching an 11-yard touchdown pass from Nick Foles in the fourth quarter.

Ertz was traded to the Arizona Cardinals in 2021, where he spent 21 games with Commanders offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury. During that span, Ertz caught 103 passes for 980 yards and seven touchdowns.

DE Dorance Armstrong

The Commanders have reportedly agreed to terms with former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Dorance Armstrong, per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, providing them with a veteran pass-rusher who drastically improved with Dan Quinn as his defensive coordinator.

Armstrong, a fourth-round pick by the Cowboys in 2018, has played in 93 games with 14 starts. Although not a full-time starter, Armstrong has been a vital piece of the the Cowboys' pass-rush since 2021, accumulating 21 of his 23.5 sacks during that span.

While first-round pick Micah Parsons has been one of the Cowboys' best when it comes to harassing quarterbacks, Armstrong has not been far behind him. He has the second-most sacks on the team since 2021, and with Quinn as his defensive coordinator, Armstrong hit career highs in overall defensive grade (70.1), tackling (83.4) and pass-rushing (70.1), according to PFF.

C Tyler Biadasz

The Commanders are reportedly continuing to dip into the Cowboys' talent pool by agreeing to terms with veteran center Tyler Biadasz, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, giving them an answer to a position that has been through multiple starters since the 2020 season.

Biadasz, a fourth-round pick by the Cowboys in 2020, has appeared in 61 games with 53 starts. For the last three seasons, he's been an anchor for the Cowboys' offensive line, allowing just three sacks in that span. PFF has given him a positive grade in each of his three seasons as a full-time starter.

Biadasz's best season came in 2022, when he was selected to the Pro Bowl for allowing zero sacks and just three quarterback hits on 576 pass-blocking snaps.

LB Frankie Luvu

The Commanders are reportedly bolstering their linebacker corps by agreeing to terms with former Carolina Panther Frankie Luvu, per Tom Pelissero.

Luvu, an undrafted free agent from Washington State, has spent the last three seasons with the Panthers after starting his career with the New York Jets. He's appeared in 88 games with 39 starts, recording 338 tackles with 20.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles.

Like Armstrong, Luvu has improved dramatically over the past two seasons. More than half of his career sacks (12.5) have come since 2022, and he's recorded at least 100 tackles in each season.

RB Austin Ekeler

The Commanders have reportedly added veteran running back Austin Ekeler, per ESPN's Adam Schefter, bolstering their backfield with one of the most versatile offensive weapons available this offseason. 

Though Ekeler is an older running back, he fits the bill of what modern running backs look like in the NFL. He's just as potent of a runner as he is as a receiver, accounting for 3,884 receiving yards and 30 touchdowns. The 2023 season wasn't one of his most productive seasons, but accounting for over 1,000 scrimmage yards is still a solid season for any running back.

Over the last three seasons, Ekeler has recorded 4,259 yards and 44 touchdowns. From 2021-22, Ekeler led the league in total touchdowns with 20 in 2021 and 18 in 2022.

K Brandon McManus

The Commanders will reportedly have a new kicker in 2024, as they have agreed to terms with veteran kicker Brandon McManus, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

McManus, who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2023, has been in the NFL for a decade after spending his college career at Temple. McManus has proven himself to be a reliable kicker during his time with the Jaguars and Denver Broncos, hitting 97.2% of his extra points and 81.4% of his field goals.

In his lone season with the Jaguars, McManus was a perfect 14-of-14 on field goals from at least 39 yards and 11-of-13 on kicks from 40-49 yards. He also made 5-of-10 from 50-plus and nailed all 35 of his extra points.

G Nick Allegretti

The Commanders continue to address the interior of their offensive line by reportedly agreeing to terms with former Kansas City Chiefs guard Nick Allegretti, per NFL Network's Tom Pellisero.

Allegretti, a seventh-round pick by the Chiefs in 2019 who played at Illinois, has spent the entirety of his career with the Chiefs, appearing in 74 games, most as a backup, with 13 starts. Allegretti also started for the Chiefs during their Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Allegretti also started in Week 19 against the Los Angeles Chargers, allowing one pressure on 58 pass-block snaps.

DE Clelin Ferrell

The Commanders have reportedly added more depth to their defensive front by signing veteran defensive end Clein Ferrell, per The Athletic's Dianna Russini.

Ferrell, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2019 draft, has appeared 75 games with 47 starts. After spending four seasons with the Raiders, amassing 105 tackles and 10 sacks in that span, he was signed by the 49ers ahead of the 2023 season. Ferrell started all 17 games, recording a forced fumble, fumble recovery and 3.5 sacks to go with 28 tackles.

QB Marcus Mariota

With the reported departure of Jacoby Brissett to the Patriots, the Commanders have added to their quarterback room by agreeing to terms with veteran Marcus Mariota, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Mariota, the No. 2 overall pick by the Tennessee Titans in 2015, has spent the last much of the last four seasons as a backup for the Raiders and Eagles, where he worked with Commanders assistant head coach and offensive pass game coordinator Brian Johnson. He was the primary starter for the Atlanta Falcons in 2022, completing 61.3% of his passes for 2,219 yards and 15 touchdowns with nine interceptions to go with 85 rushes for 438 yards and four touchdowns.

Prior to joining the Raiders in 2020, Mariota spent five seasons with the Titans, taking the team to the playoffs in 2017. Over the course of his stint with the Titans, Mariota completed 62.9% of his passes for 13,207 yards, putting him sixth in franchise history, while recording 76 passing touchdowns.

DE Dante Fowler Jr.

The Commanders are staying busy in Day 2 of the "legal tampering" period, reportedly agreeing to terms with former Cowboys defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., per Bleacher Report's Jordan Schultz.

Fowler, the third overall pick in the 2015 draft, has played in 125 games with 40 starts. He's spent time with the Jaguars, Rams and Falcons, but he most recently played with Quinn in Dallas, where he amassed 10 sacks to go with five pass breakups and three forced fumbles.

For his career, Fowler has 240 tackles, 19 pass breakups, 13 forced fumbles and 45 sacks.

This will be the third time Fowler has played for Quinn. They first worked together in 2020, when Quinn was the Falcons' head coach. Now, he's heading to Washington, where he will add depth to the Commanders' pass-rush.

LS Tyler Ott

The Commanders have reportedly secured their long snapper position, agreeing to terms with Tyler Ott, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Ott, an undrafted free agent from Harvard, has spent time with the Seahawks, Ravens, Bengals and Giants. He also earned a Pro Bowl selection with the Seahawks in 2020.

Ott has appeared in 102 games in his career.

S Jeremy Chinn

The Commanders have reportedly bolstered the defensive backfield by agreeing to terms with former Panthers safety Jeremy Chinn, per the Bleacher Report's Jordan Schultz.

Chinn, a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft, appeared in 54 games with 50 starts with the Panthers. Chinn has been a versatile piece for the past four years in Carolina, recording 324 tackles with two interceptions, four sacks, 17 pass breakups and three forced fumbles.

The Commanders have needed help in the secondary, and now they have reportedly found a quality player with starting experience.

LB Bobby Wagner

The Commanders are staying busy and adding to their defense one again. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, they have added to their linebacker corps by agreeing to terms with Pro Bowl veteran Bobby Wagner.

Wagner, who will be 34 by the start of the 2024 season, is one of the oldest active linebackers in the NFL, but that has not limited his production. In fact, he has been nothing short of stellar in his 12-year career, recording at least 100 tackles in each season. It also seems like he's actually getting better; in his return to the Seattle Seahawks after a year with the Rams, he led the league with a career-high 183 tackles, which earned him his ninth Pro Bowl nod.

Oh, and Wagner has been an All-Pro in 11 of his 12 seasons.

Signing Wagner, which reunites him with Dan Quinn after a decade, should provide a boost to Washington's linebacker corps that it hasn't had in years. He'll be an immediate starter, providing leadership for young players like Jamin Davis and setting the tone for Quinn's new defense.

LB Anthony Pittman

The Washington Commanders announced today that they have signed linebacker Anthony Pittman. Full terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pittman (6-3, 242) is a six-year NFL veteran who entered the league with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2019. In his career, Pittman has played in 52 games with two starts and recorded 12 total tackles, three quarterback hits and a forced fumble.

In 2023, Pittman played in all 17 games and three postseason games where he assisted the Lions in clinching an NFC North division title. He played in all 17 games in 2022, primarily on special teams, where he recorded four tackles on the unit. He added one tackle, one quarterback hit and one forced fumble on defense.

CB Noah Igbinoghene

The Commanders have reportedly added depth to their secondary by agreeing to terms with cornerback Noah Igbinoghene.

Igbinoghene, a 2020 first-round pick by the Miami Dolphins, played with the Dallas Cowboys last year and appeared in five games. He's appeared in 37 games over the course of his four-year career. 

In the three seasons he played for Miami, Igbinoghene recorded 29 tackles, five pass breakups and an interception.

Players re-signing with the Commanders

S Jeremy Reaves

The Commanders are reportedly bringing back one of the best special teams players in the league, as they have agreed to terms on a new contract with Jeremy Reaves, per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Reaves, who has spent the last seven seasons with Washington, has been a key part of the Commanders' special teams unit. He's served as an inspirational figure for the roster by finding ways to be a meaningful contributor despite not making the initial 53-man roster during his first four seasons in the league. He's appeared in 47 games with 11 starts, recording 108 tackles, most of which have come on special teams.

Reaves' status around the NFL increased dramatically in 2022, when was named to the Pro Bowl and voted as a First Team All-Pro players by the NFLPA. Reaves also received First Team All-Pro recognition from the Associated Press later that year.

WR Jamison Crowder

The Commanders are brining back their return specialist from last year, as they have reportedly agreed to terms with wide receiver Jamison Crowder.

Crowder, 30, returned to the Commanders ahead of the 2023 season and provided stability to their special teams unit as a punt returner. He returned 35 punts for 278 yards, averaging 7.9 yards per return with a long of 61 yards. Crowder also caught 16 of 20 passes for 159 yards -- his most in a season since 2021 -- and grabbed a touchdown.

DE Efe Obada

The Washington Commanders announced today that they have re-signed defensive end Efe Obada. Full terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Obada (6-6, 265) is a six-year NFL veteran who entered the league through the NFL International Player Pathway Program becoming the first player from the program to make the 53-man roster of a team in 2018 with the Carolina Panthers.

Last season, Obada played in five games before suffering a season-ending leg injury. In 2022, Obada played in 17 games and registered 24 tackles, four sacks and eight quarterback hits.

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