3 easiest salary cap decisions the Commanders can make in 2023

(Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) Jonathan Allen
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What are some easy decisions upcoming for the Washington Commanders in pursuit of freeing-up some salary-cap space or retaining top stars in 2023?

Now that the Washington Commanders have secured the services of Eric Bieniemy, attention quickly turns to the playing personnel side of things. Providing those in power get their decisions right, there’s a good chance for a playoff return when competitive action resumes once again.

The Commanders aren’t blessed with much salary-cap space currently. However, that is likely to change in a big way once moves are made in the coming weeks before free agency.

Looking at the roster, there are a number of ways Washington can go in pursuit of putting itself in a better financial position. It’s also worth remembering that some established figures are on the lookout for new deals to prevent them from departing the organization this spring.

It’s going to be an eventful offseason, that’s for sure. With that in mind, here are three relatively easy salary-cap decisions the Commanders can make in 2023.

Decision No. 1

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Commanders can restructure Jonathan Allen

  • Cap savings – $8.94 million

Contract restructures and salary-cap gymnastics are becoming more prevalent than ever before. Something the Washington Commanders should also contemplate this offseason ahead of a pivotal campaign for the franchise.

Players still get paid the same, so it’s easily agreeable when push comes to shove. Jonathan Allen is one of the team’s top earners, but restructuring the defensive tackle’s contract gives the Commanders an additional $8.94 million to spend elsewhere.