4 extremely early cut candidates for the Commanders in 2024

(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Charles Leno Jr.
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(Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports) Logan Thomas /

Logan Thomas – Commanders TE

  • Cap saving – $6.56 million

The Washington Commanders are seemingly content to move forward with their current tight-end options. Perhaps in the hope that Eric Bieniemy’s appointment can become the spark that ignites this unit to more consistent productivity during the 2023 season.

One man who’ll be counted upon more than most is Logan Thomas. The former Virginia Tech standout has flashed moments of real quality since joining the Commanders, but injuries and inconsistency have crept into his game in recent years – something he won’t want to continue next season.

Thomas has some significant pressure on his shoulders heading into the preparation period. Young guns such as Cole Turner and Armani Rogers will fancy their chances of more involvement and the Commanders could also select a talented prospect from a deep draft class to enhance competition.

Should Thomas fail to raise his game, it’s going to be a real problem. Something that would leave his status long-term hanging by a thread.

If the Commanders cut ties with Thomas in 2024, they’d save $6.56 million against their cap and accumulate just $1.75 million in dead money. Based on his current career trajectory, it’s entirely possible.