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BREAKING: Steelers Trade for Bears' Justin Fields; Commanders Out on Caleb Williams? - Free Agency Tracker

The Washington Commanders are making moves and noise in their coaching search, and we chronicle it all here!

MAR 16 STEELERS GET FIELDS, COMMANDERS OUT FOR CALEB? The Pittsburgh Steelers are shaking up the NFL.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Chicago Bears are trading Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This opens up the Bears to take Caleb Williams with the No. 1 pick, giving the Commanders the option to choose between Drake Maye and Jayden Daniels if they want a quarterback.

MAR 15 PICKETT TRADED TO EAGLES The Pittsburgh Steelers are sending quarterback Kenny Pickett to the NFC East.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Pickett is being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles as part of a pick swap.

Pickett becomes the third quarterback from the 2022 draft class to be traded this week, joining Desmond Ridder (Atlanta Falcons to Arizona Cardinals) and Sam Howell (Washington Commanders to Seattle Seahawks).

MAR 13 WAGNER JOINS COMMANDERS The Washington Commanders are adding one of the best linebackers in the NFL.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Commanders are signing Seattle Seahawks All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner to a deal.

Wagner and new head coach Dan Quinn worked together when the latter was Seattle's defensive coordinator from 2013-14.

MARCH 12 COMMANDER SIGN FOWLER JR. Add another former Dallas Cowboys to the list of players signing with the Washington Commanders. 

This time, it was another pass rusher, as defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. agreed to a deal with the Commanders, according to Bleacher Report insider Jordan Schultz. Fowler Jr. had four sacks last season and in his two years in Dallas with Commanders head coach Dan Quinn as his defensive coordinator, he had 10 sacks. He also briefly played for Quinn in his final season as the Atlanta Falcons' head coach before he was fired five games into the 2020 season. 

With the signing of Fowler Jr., he becomes the third former Cowboys to sign with the Commanders. Washington also signed defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. and center Tyler Biadasz on Monday. 

MAR 11 BURNS TRADED TO GIANTS The Washington Commanders are welcoming one of the league's best pass rushers to the NFC East.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the New York Giants are acquiring Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns for a second- and fifth-round pick.

Burns is also signing a new five-year deal worth $150 million.

MAR 11 POLLARD TO TITANS The Washington Commanders are seeing one of their rivals lose a top running back.

According to NFL insider Aaron Wilson, the Tennessee Titans are signing former Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that he is signing a three-year, $24 million contract.

MAR 8 RUSS TO NFC EAST? Russell Wilson's free agency tour is kicking off, and there's a chance he joins the NFC East.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Wilson had an "exploratory meeting" with the New York Giants before flying to visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Washington Commanders are also in the quarterback market, but it remains to be seen if they are also interested in Wilson.

MAR 5 BRISSETT TO PATS? Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett is a free agent this offseason, and a former team of his may look to have him leave the DMV.

According to Boston Globe reporter Ben Volin, the New England Patriots are interested in signing Brissett.

Brissett showed some flashes for the Commanders late in the season, and now he may look to return to the Patriots, where he began his career. 

MAR 1 COMMANDERS CUT LENO The Washington Commanders are saying goodbye to one of their veteran tackles.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Commanders will release tackle Charles Leno Jr.

Leno Jr., 32, has been with the Commanders since 2021. He is set to undergo hip surgery next week.

FEB 24 BIENIEMY HIRED BY UCLA A former member of the Washington Commanders coaching staff has a new job.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, UCLA has hired former assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy to their coaching staff.

Bieniemy will serve in the same role he did in Washington. The move marks a return to UCLA, where he coached running backs from 2003-05.

FEB 15 GAY, BLOUGH ADDED TO STAFF The Washington Commanders continue to build an impressive coaching staff.

The team announced two new hires on Thursday: assistant quarterbacks coach David Blough and assistant defensive backs coach William Gay.

Blough, 28, recently retired after a five-year career with the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals. He has seven starts at quarterback under his belt.

Gay, 39, played 11 seasons in the NFL, 10 of which came with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He helped the team win Super Bowl XLIII.

FEB 14 COMMANDERS HIRE LYNN Dan Quinn continues to add some big names to his coaching staff.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Washington Commanders are hiring Anthony Lynn as their run-game coordinator.

Lynn, 55, was the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers from 2017-20 and has over two decades of NFL experience coaching running backs. For the past two seasons, Lynn has been the assistant head coach for the San Francisco 49ers, who just lost in Super Bowl LVIII to the Kansas City Chiefs.

FEB 11 CHASE YOUNG FALLS SHORT Former Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young is on top of the football world after his San Francisco 49ers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 22-19 in Super Bowl LVIII.

Young recorded a sack in the first half to help his team to victory.

Now, Young will have to decide in free agency this spring whether or not he will return to the NFC champions.

FEB 11 REDDICK WANTS OUT A rival of the Washington Commanders could be taking a hit with their pass rush.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick has requested a trade.

Reddick, 29, has been one of the Eagles' best defenders over the past two seasons and the Philadelphia defense would take a massive hit if he were to go elsewhere.

FEB 5 SHANAHAN PRAISES COMMANDERS The Washington Commanders have a fan in San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan after they hired Adam Peters as general manager and Dan Quinn as coach.

Shanahan praised Washington's hires during his press conference to kick off Super Bowl week.

Shanahan's 49ers face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl on Sunday in Las Vegas. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. ET.

FEB 4 COMMANDERS ADD DC The Washington Commanders hired Dan Quinn as their head coach, and now they have a defensive coordinator.

According to NFL insider Steve Wyche, the Commanders are officially hiring Dallas Cowboys assistant Joe Whitt Jr. as their defensive coordinator.

Whitt Jr., 45, has been with Quinn since 2020 with the Falcons and he followed him to the Cowboys in 2021. Now, the pair move to Washington in Whitt Jr.'s highest position yet.