4 former Commanders players who’ll thrive on new teams in 2023

(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Cole Holcomb
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Which former Washington Commanders players could thrive on their new teams when the 2023 campaign officially arrives?

Free agency is always a busy period around the league. Players come and players go, which is not exempt from the Washington Commanders during their methodical recruitment decisions so far.

Ron Rivera is not renowned for splashing the cash on veterans that might not work out. Instead, the head coach prefers to reward those who’ve already made a telling contribution, which was further reflected by the lucrative extension given to Daron Payne this offseason.

Whether this amounts to genuine improvements next season remains to be seen. As for those no longer around, they will be taking their chances elsewhere and looking to make a name for themselves in a different environment.

With this in mind, here are four former Commanders players who’ll thrive on new teams in 2023.

Player No. 1

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Cam Sims /

Cam Sims – Former Commanders WR

It will always be a case of what might have been from Cam Sims during his time with the Washington Commanders. The wide receiver had every physical and athletic trait imaginable, but he couldn’t surpass more established performers on the depth chart for one reason or another.

Sims made a lasting impression on special teams, which was often overlooked. However, the player will now get a chance to accumulate targets with the Las Vegas Raiders under Josh McDaniels after joining in free agency.

This looks like an incredible fit for Sims. But it’s vital he integrates well immediately given the Raiders also acquired Jakobi Meyers, Austin Hooper, and O.J. Howard to offset the loss of Darren Waller.