4 extremely early cut candidates for the Commanders in 2024

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Which Washington Commanders players are extremely early cut candidates in 2024 unless things improve dramatically next season?

Looking too far ahead is always a dangerous game where the NFL is concerned. There is a lot of football to be played between now and when the 2024 offseason begins, which will go a long way to determining whether or not landmark changes occur across the Washington Commanders.

With Dan Snyder’s reign of terror almost at an end, a new owner or ownership consortium could decide that starting from scratch in the front office and within the coaching staff is the best route forward. Something that only raises the stakes further for head coach Ron Rivera during his fourth season at the helm.

This also has a considerable impact on the players. Any new regime brings its own set of ideas and preferred guys, so expect some substantial personnel turnover in the event things don’t go according to plan for Washington next time around.

It all adds to the fascination when competitive games commence once again. On this topic, here are four extremely early-cut candidates for the Commanders in 2024.

Cut Candidate No. 1

(Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) Tress Way /

Tress Way – Commanders P

  • Cap saving – $3.15 million

Even though Tress Way is coming off his second Pro Bowl campaign, some may deem his salary in 2024 as too high for a punter all things considered. If the production doesn’t remain at the same level next season, a situation could emerge where the Washington Commanders go with a younger, cheaper alternative.

Cutting Way ahead of time saves the Commanders $3.15 million. If a new coaching staff comes into the fold, they’ll want as much spare cash as possible to put their plans into action.