18 players who are locks for the Commanders 2024 roster

There are many guaranteed to hold down jobs under the new regime...

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Commanders WRs (2)

  • Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson

Despite being shut out against the Miami Dolphins from three targets, veteran wide receiver Terry McLaurin remains the heart and soul of the Washington Commanders. And you didn’t hear him talking like Jonathan Allen.

Jahan Dotson is still cheap. He’ll be looking to earn an extension next season. But he'll need to develop during the offseason with reinforcements on the way.

Curtis Samuel is a free agent, though contract deferments mean he will count against the cap whether he is here or not. I suspect his return will be largely based on who the new coach is. And he will get other offers.

I think he’s gone. So is Dyami Brown. A guy like Mitchell Tinsley should have a good shot, but no one else is even close to being a lock.

Commanders TEs (2)

  • John Bates, Cole Turner

Young guys. Cheap.

John Bates is a solid in-line blocker who can make the occasional catch. Cole Turner flashed this pre-season but has barely been used. I expect that will change next year.

If Washington goes for Brock Bowers with their first pick, maybe that will change. But I don’t see that happening.

Logan Thomas is the single most likely salary cap casualty this off-season. He is still productive, but that is slipping. He has a high salary but a relatively modest dead cap number.

I like Thomas and hope he wants to go into coaching when he hangs up his cleats. I think he would be a very good addition to the staff. But I suspect he is finished playing for the Commanders.

Armani Rogers' status is entirely dependent on how he returns from his Achilles injury.