Washington Commanders Free Agency Blueprint, Part 3

The 2022 NFL season is at hand and the Washington Commanders were fairly active during the offseason. It is time for the new players and veterans to come together as a team.

Welcome to our third and final installment of the Washington Commanders free agency blueprint for 2022. The first update provided you with a blueprint of what could happen in free agency and the draft. The second installment centered on what happened shortly after the draft. The final update will simply provide you with how it unfolded. So yes, this is the actual blueprint for 2022.

We will have three blueprints once again for the 2023 offseason and it should look similar to the formats that we used this year. The season opener is almost here, so let’s jump right in.

Commanders Free Agents Re-signed

Tyler Larsen, Center – Re-signed, 3/14/22.

Milo Eifler, Linebacker – Re-signed, 5/17/22.

Cornelius Lucas, Offensive Tackle – Re-signed, 3/24/22.

David Mayo, Linebacker – Re-signed, 9/1/22.

Bobby McCain, Safety – Re-signed, 3/15/22.

JD McKissic, Running Back – Re-signed, 3/16/22.

Cam Sims, Wide Receiver – Re-signed, 3/17/22.

Jonathan Williams, Running Back – Re-signed, 1/11/22.

Joey Slye, Kicker – Re-signed, 4/11/22.

Milo Eifler, Linebacker – Re-signed, 3/17/22.

Daniel Wise, Defensive End – Re-signed, 3/17/22.

Jon Bostic, Linebacker – Re-signed, 9/1/22.

Contract Extensions

Tyler Larsen, Center – Re-signed, 3/14/22. One year, $1.05M, $152K signing bonus.

Charles Leno, Offensive Tackle – Re-signed, 1/7/22. Three years, $37.5M. $9M signing bonus, $18M guaranteed.

Cornelius Lucas, Offensive Tackle – Re-signed, 3/24/22. Two years, $8.2M.

Bobby McCain, Free Safety – Re-signed, 3/15/22. Two years, $11M, $3.5M signing bonus, $5.7M guaranteed. Three voidable years after 2023.

JD McKissic, Running Back – Re-signed, 3/16/22. Two years, $7M. $2.5M signing bonus, $3.645M guaranteed. Three voidable years after 2023.

Terry McLaurin, Wide Receiver – Signed, 6/28/22. Three years, $71M. $28M signing bonus, $53.15M guaranteed.

Cam Sims, Wide Receiver – Re-signed, 3/17/22. One year, $3.25M. $1.25M signing bonus, $2M guaranteed.

Joey Slye, Kicker – Re-signed, 4/11/22. Two years, $5M. $2M guaranteed.

Jonathan Williams, Running Back – Re-signed, 1/11/22. One year, $915K.

Exercised Option

Montez Sweat, Defensive End – Fifth year option for 2023, 3/2/22.

Trades

Carson Wentz, Quarterback – Acquired, 3/16/22.

Commanders Draft Picks

Jahan Dotson, Wide Receiver, Penn State

Phidarian “Phil” Mathis, Defensive Tackle, Alabama

Brian Robinson, Running Back, Alabama

Percy Butler, Safety, Louisiana

Sam Howell, Quarterback, North Carolina

Cole Turner, tight end, Nevada

Chris Paul, Offensive Guard, Tulsa

Christian Holmes, Cornerback, Oklahoma State

Free Agents Obtained

Andrew Norwell, Offensive Guard – Signed, 3/17/22. Two years, $10M, $3.5M signing bonus, $5.7M guaranteed. Three voidable years after 2023.

Efe Obada, Defensive End – Signed, 3/23/22. One year, $1.035M.

Trai Turner, Offensive Guard – Signed, 5/3/22. One year, $3M.

Tariq Castro-Fields, Cornerback – Waiver addition, 8/31/22

Rachad Wildgoose, Cornerback – Waiver Addition, 8/31/22

Armani Rodgers, Tight End – UDFA, 5/2/22

Curtis Hodges, Tight End – UDFA, 5/2/22

Players Waived/Released

Landon Collins, Safety – Released, 3/16/22.

Deshazor Everett, Safety – Released, 3/16/22.

Ereck Flowers, Offensive Guard – Released, 3/16/22.

Matt Ioannidis, Defensive Tackle – Released, 3/16/22.

Final Offseason Thoughts

The roster is set for now, but it will go through various changes this season as injuries and needed adjustments occur. This is the final 2022 offseason article from yours truly. It is now time to switch to in-season mode.

During the bye week, a 2023 mock draft will be posted and the weekly updates will generally come earlier in the work week. The inaugural Washington Commanders season is here and a new era begins, but we will still say – “Hail”! See you as we go along.

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