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Former Commanders DE Casey Toohill signs with the Bills

When the Washington Commanders opened last season, their top five defensive ends were slated for free agency after the season. At the NFL trade deadline in October, Washington traded starting defensive ends Montez Sweat and Chase Young.

The trades of Sweat and Young left the Commanders with James Smith-Williams, Casey Toohill, and Efe Obada atop the depth chart, with rookies K.J. Henry and Andre Jones Jr. as the backups.

This offseason, new GM Adam Peters and head coach Dan Quinn have been rebuilding the position, using free agency to sign Dorance Armstrong, Dante Fowler Jr. and Clelin Ferrell. Washington did bring back Obada on a one-year deal.

Toohill found a new home on Tuesday, signing a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills.

 

A 2020 seventh-round draft pick of the Eagles, Toohill was claimed off waivers by the Commanders in October of his rookie season. He became a consistent part of Washington’s rotations over the past four seasons, playing in 16 games in each of the past three seasons, making 14 starts.

Toohill had a career-high five sacks in 2023. Toohill has played in 57 games for his career, recording 80 tackles, 20 QB hits, and seven sacks.

Smith-Williams remains a free agent.

 

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire