4 Commanders players Eric Bieniemy might want to let go in 2023

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Dax Milne – Commanders WR/KR

One of the biggest things that obviously attracted Eric Bieniemy to the Washington Commanders is the talent at the offensive skill positions. This represents a solid foundation from which to build next season and possibly beyond.

Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson will be the starting trio at wide receiver. The prospect of Dyami Brown making strides with former college teammate Sam Howell under center cannot be ruled out, either.

This could leave Dax Milne on the outside looking in. The wideout was used primarily as a kick returner over his first two seasons, but if Bieniemy feels like an explosive presence can be acquired for his offense that can also assist in this area, the BYU product will be on notice in no uncertain terms.

Mile averaged 7.9 yards per punt return in 2022. This ranked No. 35 leaguewide and another indicator that more might be needed unless the player makes drastic improvements entering Year 3 of his professional career.

Bieniemy will give Milne a chance to prove himself. But he’s already pretty far down the pecking order and considering how much pressure is on the team to make a playoff return in 2023, it wouldn’t be a shock to see Washington go in a different direction.