4 early salary-cap casualties the Commanders should sign in 2023

(George Walker IV/The Tennessean via IMAGN Content Services) Taylor Lewan
(George Walker IV/The Tennessean via IMAGN Content Services) Taylor Lewan /
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Which early salary-cap casualties should the Washington Commanders consider signing ahead of the 2023 season?

The Washington Commanders might not be all that attractive behind the scenes for pending free agents. But there is a stable coaching structure in place and enough talent across the roster to potentially make a playoff run in 2023.

Couple this with Washington’s potential to make substantial funds available before free agency, and it’s not hard to see why a marquee name or two could arrive. Something that would be huge for a team that is still embedded in Dan Snyder’s ongoing complications en route to finally selling the franchise.

All Ron Rivera and others can focus on is improving the options at their disposal. And the free agency pool has already been enhanced by some intriguing stars as the financial dominos begin to fall around the league.

With this in mind, here are four early salary-cap casualties that the Commanders should consider signing for the 2023 campaign.

Cap Casualty No. 1

(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) Kenny Golladay /

Commanders could sign Kenny Golladay

This is a hard sell. To put it mildly.

Kenny Golladay had the world at his feet when he penned a big-money deal with the New York Giants. To say things didn’t go according to plan would be an understatement and the wide receiver was cut loose at the earliest possible opportunity when it made financial sense.

Golladay would be a gamble of epic proportions. But if the Washington Commanders got him on a team-friendly deal with no guarantees, it could be a bargain if the player is motivated enough to prove some heavy doubters wrong.