Commanders free agent tracker: Signings, trades, rumors and more

Ron Rivera

Free agency is officially here!

Beginning at 12 p.m. on March 14, teams are allowed to contact pending free agents about potential contracts. No deal can be made official until the new league year begins on Wednesday, March 16 at 4 p.m., but many contracts will be agreed to before then.

For Washington, much of the team's projected $33 million in cap space will be occupied by QB Carson Wentz once the trade with Indianapolis becomes official. However, expect the team to still be plenty active in free agency.

Here's everything you need to know about the Washington Commanders free agency:

Wednesday, March 23:

4:25 p.m. Commanders re-sign cornerback Danny Johnson. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed.

2:07 p.m. Washington signs defensive end Efe Obada to an unspecified contract. Obada spent three years in Carolina before playing with the AFC East champion Buffalo Bills in 2021.

Friday, March 18:

3:43 p.m. Former Washington defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis has signed a one-year deal worth $5.9 million with the Carolina Panthers, according to NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

Thursday, March 17:

4:48 p.m. The Commanders sign offensive lineman Andrew Norwell, who previously played for Jacksonville and Carolina. The deal is for two years and worth $10 million with $4.7 million guaranteed, per The Athletic's Ben Standig.


4:24 p.m. Washington announces a slew of free agency moves. The Commanders re-signed wide receiver Cam Sims to a reported one-year, $3 million extension. They also inked OL Jon Toth, LB Milo Eifler and DT Daniel Wise to new deals, though the details of the contracts were not revealed.

Wednesday, March 16:

4:00 p.m. New league year begins, meaning the Commanders' release of Deshazor Everett, Ereck Flowers and Matt Ioannidis becomes official. Washington also announces the release of safety Landon Collins.

3:26 p.m. Washington issues a free agent tender on kicker Joey Slye worth $2.4 million, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. That means that the Commanders have first right of refusal on any offer Slye might choose to accept with another team.

2:00 p.m. Washington releases safety Deshazor Everett. The team also makes it official that they have released Flowers and Ioannidis.

1:25 p.m. Running back J.D. McKissic, who previously agreed to sign with the Buffalo Bills, announces he has gone back on that decision and instead will return to Washington for the same two-year, $7 million contract the Bills offered, per Adam Schefter.

12:37 p.m. Washington has released offensive lineman Ereck Flowers, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. The move saves an additional $10 million in cap space for the club.

12:05 p.m. Washington has released defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis, according to multiple sources. The move is expected to save the team almost $7 million in salary cap space.

Tuesday, March 15:

2:23 p.m. Safety Bobby McCain has agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal to remain with Washington, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

12:42 p.m. Running back J.D. McKissic, who spent the past two seasons with Washington, has agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal with the Buffalo Bills, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. McKissic's deal has an upside of $8 million.

Monday, March 14:

6:12 p.m. Commanders defensive tackle Tim Settle intends to sign a two-year deal with the Buffalo Bills, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

1:38 p.m. Washington Pro Bowl guard Brandon Scherff signs a three-year, $49.5 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.


10:34 a.m. The Commanders are re-signing center Tyler Larsen on a one-year deal, according to ESPN's John Keim.

Sunday, March 13:

10:05 p.m. Safety Troy Apke has signed a one-year deal to remain with the Commanders, his agency JL Sports announced.

Thursday, March 10

11:06 a.m. The Commanders are expected to release safety Landon Collins, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The move helps the franchise clear up roughly $7 million of cap space.

Wednesday, March 9:

1:47 p.m. The Commanders have traded for Colts QB Carson Wentz and a 2022 second-round pick in exchange for a 2022 second-rounder and 2023 third-rounder, one that can escalate to a second-rounder if Wentz plays 70% of offensive snaps.