5 Commanders players who likely played their final game with the team

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2. Trai Turner, OG, Commanders

It’s no secret that the Commanders’ offensive line struggled mightily in 2022. That’s why Trai Turner isn’t the only offensive lineman included on this list — and there likely could’ve been more.

The Commanders signed Turner to a one-year, $3 million contract in the offseason with the hope that he could solidify the right guard position. Needless to say, that didn’t really happen.

Turner shifted in and out of the starting lineup, starting 12 games and appealing in 16. The five-time Pro Bowler was a shell of his former self and arguably the weakest link on a bad Commanders offensive line.

Turner finished with a lowly 53.0 Pro Football Focus grade that ranked 66th out of 78 qualified guards. The nine-year veteran allowed 22 pressures in 12 starts and was the team’s lowest-graded run blocker, per PFF.

The Commanders will be looking to make a number of offensive line changes this offseason, and none are more obvious than Turner, who is set to be a free agent.

Expect Washington to turn to the 2023 NFL Draft and, hopefully not shop on the bargain bin in free agency. There’s a reason they were able to sign Turner for so cheap.

Don’t expect Trai Turner to be back in 2023. It’s time for an upgrade.