Another Eagles Free Agent Leaving to Sign With Commanders

The former Eagles wide receiver will join Brian Johnson and Marcus Mariota in Washington.

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The Washington Commanders have made it no secret this offseason in their pursuit of signing free agents from their NFC East rivals. Washington has signed three players from the Dallas Cowboys and former Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Marcus Mariota.

It’s no secret that the new coaching staff in Washington wants some familiarity on their roster as they try to turn things around in 2024. After losing veteran wideout Curtis Samuel in free agency, the Commanders are still looking to add some more depth to their wide receiver unit.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Thursday that the Commanders agreed to terms with former Eagles receiver Olamide Zaccheaus. Zaccheaus will be reunited with Brian Johnson, who is a part of Quinn’s staff as the assistant head coach and offensive pass game coordinator.

Eagles fans thought Zaccheaus would become the team’s third wide receiver, alongside A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. However, the 5-foot-8 wideout never got a real chance to establish himself as the third receiver.

Last season, Zaccheaus had 10 receptions (20 targets) for 164 yards and two touchdowns. The last time he had less than 20 receptions in a season was in 2019 as a rookie, when Zaccheaus posted three receptions (five targets) for 115 yards and a touchdown.

The Commanders will hope Zaccheaus can look like the wide receiver we saw with Atlanta as Washington is looking for someone to complement Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson. As for the Eagles, they replaced Zaccheaus’ roster spot with DeVante Parker and Parris Campbell.

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