4 Manic Monday cuts that could interest the Commanders in 2023

(Joe Rondone/Arizona Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK) Chosen Anderson
(Joe Rondone/Arizona Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK) Chosen Anderson /
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Which salary-cap sacrifices around the NFL during Manic Monday should interest the Washington Commanders heading into free agency in 2023?

Business normally starts picking up after the NFL Scouting Combine in terms of teams making important roster decisions. That proved to be the case on a manic Monday that was full of news and intriguing storylines.

The Washington Commanders stayed quiet. They’ve done most of their heavy lifting by placing the franchise tag on Daron Payne and releasing quarterback Carson Wentz, which saved them $26.17 million against their cap following a poorly-advised trade from the Indianapolis Colts.

More will be needed to become major players in free agency. But their options are increasing by the day as teams make the necessary sacrifices to comply with the NFL’s current financial tipping point.

With this in mind, here are four players released during a busy Monday after the NFL Scouting Combine that could interest the Commanders in 2023.

Player No. 1

(Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports) Rodney Hudson /

Commanders could sign Rodney Hudson

The Arizona Cardinals announced their intention to release Rodney Hudson and the Washington Commanders are in desperate need of help on their offensive line. However, this situation might be a non-starter if the veteran decides to retire rather than begin a new challenge elsewhere.

Hudson performed well before injuries took hold in 2022. But the Commanders might look for a longer-term solution rather than a quick fix even if the center does decide to carry on his playing career.