3 Commanders on the roster bubble who must impress at 2024 minicamp

These Commanders players must perform well throughout minicamp.
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Armani Rogers - Commanders TE

The tight-end room looks crowded. Logan Thomas was a salary-cap casualty as expected and has since signed for the San Francisco 49ers. Zach Ertz and Ben Sinnott were acquired to potentially provide a surge in production and make things easier for rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels.

Ertz is the veteran, short-term option. The Commanders believe Sinnott can become the complete package with additional refinement. If John Bates remains on the roster as Washington's blocking specialist, that leaves others on the outside looking in right now.

Those who survived Adam Peters' roster cull will get their chance to shine. The increased competition for places will tell those in power plenty about their desire and ability to perform under pressure. After all, the cream always rises to the top.

Armani Rogers is an intriguing player. Many fans and analysts tipped the player to break out in 2023 after catching the eye during his first season with the franchise. This came to a cruel halt thanks to a torn Achilles suffered on the first day of organized team activities.

Rogers worked hard to get himself healthy in readiness for the upcoming preparation period. The Commanders will err on the side of caution to prevent the risk of further damage. But they need to know what the former Ohio star could bring before taking any drastic action.

There is a lot to like about Rogers. He's athletic, boasts assured hands, and makes people miss in the open field. The presence of Ertz and Sinnott raises urgency, so there is no margin for error. Catching the eye during Washington's mandatory minicamp is a sure-fire way to get noticed.

Last season's unfortunate complication was a blow for Rogers. How he responds in the face of significant adversity with improved options alongside him in the tight end room will determine his fate.