Washington made several roster moves the day before the NFL's legal tampering begins. Troy Apke will return for another season after reportedly agreeing to a 1-year deal. They started negotiations on Saturday, and were able to work out a deal to bring the special teams ace back. Washington converted Apke to cornerback last offseason, but he didn't play any defensive snaps. He played the most special teams snaps on the team last season (81.3%).
Congratulations to client Troy Apke on agreeing to a one year deal with the @Commanders— JL Sports (@JLSports3) March 14, 2022
Troy Apke signed for the veteran’s salary benefit, per source.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) March 14, 2022
That's roughly $1.187 mil in 2022 ($1.035 mil salary for 4 accrued years + $150.5k). Cap hit will come in at level for 2 accrued years. https://t.co/hm9sA7RqvV
Washington also tendered three of their Exclusive Rights Free Agents(ERFAs). All three saw playing time, and got at least one start due to injuries last season. Ismael was the team's starting center at the end of the year. Daniel Wise suffered a knee injury against the Eagles after a dirty block from TE Dallas Goedert.
The Commanders have also tendered at least 3 of their exclusive rights free agents, per sources: DE Bunmi Rotimi, DT Daniel Wise and C Keith Ismael.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 14, 2022
C Jon Toth was not tendered, but there’s a chance he could return to the team.
Update: Tyler Larsen is signing a 1-year deal
C Tyler Larsen is re-signing with the Washington Commanders on a one-year deal, per source (1st by @john_keim).— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 14, 2022