Commanders sign veteran OL Michael Deiter

The Washington Commanders continue adding depth in the trenches. After signing center Tyler Biadasz and guard Nick Allegretti early in free agency and re-signing offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas last week, Washington added more help on Monday, signing veteran offensive lineman Michael Deiter.

The 6-foot-6, 315-pound Deiter played left guard alongside Biadasz for the Badgers, where he started at left tackle, left guard and center, earning All-American honors in 2018. He was also a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection.

Deiter was a third-round pick (No. 78 overall) in the 2019 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins. As a rookie, Deiter played in all 16 games with 15 starts. He played all 16 games in 2020 as a backup and started all eight games in which he played in 2021. In 2022, he again appeared in all 17 games for Miami, departing for Houston in 2023.

Deiter appeared in 16 games for the Texans last season, making 10 starts at left guard and center.

Deiter gives the Commanders another veteran who can not only provide depth, but compete with Allegretti to start at guard. GM Adam Peters continues to bring in players with experience who, if not starting, can give Washington the kind of depth it’s lacked for years.

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