3 early roster cuts that could instantly help the Commanders in 2023

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Commanders could sign Connor Galvin (OL)

The Washington Commanders could use some better depth on their offensive line. It's never been the strongest unit under head coach Ron Rivera, with the jury still out on whether their revamped starting five can provide quarterback Sam Howell enough time in the pocket to shine this season.

Washington's backups also come with more questions than answers. Connor Galvin's surprising release by the Detroit Lions is something that should make the Commanders and any other team looking for help on their protection sit up and take notice.

Galvin was an absolute force throughout the summer. He was the Lions' highest-graded offensive lineman during the preseason according to Pro Football Focus and also won Big-12 Offensive Lineman of the Year during his college stint with the Baylor Bears.

There is more upside attached to Galvin than most of the Commanders' options currently. He also has the position versatility to play inside or out that Ron Rivera loves in all his offensive linemen, so this is someone who ticks a lot of boxes if Washington decides they need to solidify their backup alternatives if injury strikes.

Other options might become available in the coming hours. But someone with Galvin's upside is well worth considering.