5 Commanders players who could be replaced in the 2023 NFL Draft

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Chase Roullier – Commanders C

Another offensive lineman who’ll be nervously awaiting his fate after the 2023 NFL Draft is Chase Roullier. There is a growing sense that the injury-prone veteran is becoming an afterthought within the Washington Commanders, especially if the coaching staff decides to deploy Nick Gates as their starting center following his move from the New York Giants in free agency.

Roullier has endured some rough luck in recent seasons. His production remains decent when on the field, but dependability is a real concern and something the Commanders can no longer rely upon with so much at stake in 2023.

If the Commanders find an interior offensive lineman or two via the draft, then Roullier becomes a prime cut candidate considering the savings involved with a post-June 1 designation. This amounts to $8.37 million, which is around what’s required for Washington to sign their incoming class.

This might sound a little harsh on Roullier. But the NFL remains a business above all else, which is something Ron Rivera would be wise to remember when finalizing his roster plans in the coming weeks.

With just 10 appearances over the last two seasons, cutting Roullier seems like the most likely scenario if additional reinforcements arrive during the draft.