The Washington Commanders have reportedly agreed to terms with their first outside free agent during the NFL’s legal tampering period that started at noon today. They have agreed to sign New York Giants offensive linemen Nick Gates to a 3-year deal per Mike Garafolo. Gates famously broke his leg while playing the Washington Football Team at the start of the 2021 season. He played in 10 games last season, starting 8 games. Gates has played center, guard, and tackle for the Giants.
Nick Gates #Commanders three years, $16.5M, $8M gtd, $5M signing bonus, salaries $1.01M (gtd), $2.89M ($1.99M gtd), $3.4M; $1.5M roster bonus 5th day 2025; $44,118 per game active roster bonus, $500K playtime incentives annual— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 16, 2023
Get ready to hear "position flex" with new Commanders lineman Nick Gates. He played 258 of his 390 o-line snaps at left guard in 2022. The other 132 were at center, per PFF.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) March 13, 2023
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