4 experiments the Washington Commanders could cut short in 2023

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Logan Thomas – Commanders TE

Unless there are some substantial improvements for Logan Thomas once offseason workouts begin, the Washington Commanders have a problem on their hands. While he does flash on occasion, injuries and inconsistent performances leave his long-term future hanging in the balance.

Thomas deserves credit for making a smooth transition from quarterback to tight end. This has made him a lot of money when all hope seemed lost, so the Virginia Tech product is unlikely to go down without a fight in pursuit of more involvement under Eric Bieniemy.

First, Thomas has to outperform all the young upstarts currently on the roster. John Bates, Cole Turner, and Armani Rogers will all be targeting places further up the depth chart, which is entirely plausible if Bieniemy gives everyone a clean slate.

Secondly, there could be additional reinforcements coming into the fold if Washington becomes enamored with a prospect from what looks like an outstanding tight-end draft class. One could make a strong case for around 10 college hopefuls to become productive NFL players with more refinement, which is something the Commanders would be wise to explore.

If Thomas fails to make the necessary impression early, he could be sacrificed as a post-June 1 salary-cap casualty. Something that saves the Commanders around $6.92 million according to Over the Cap.