Tress Way - Commanders P
He's been one of the cornerstone pieces for the Washington Commanders over the best part of a decade. He's a two-time Pro Bowler and revered within the locker room. The fanbase adores him. But there are mitigating factors in play regarding Tress Way's future beyond the 2023 season.
Way's production has regressed this season. Granted, the standards he's set are extremely high, but the fact remains.
The former Oklahoma Sooner is placing 41.9 percent of his punts inside the 20-yard line. Not bad for most, but it's a decline from the 44.6% Way managed to attain during the 2022 campaign.
There is also the small matter of Way's contract situation to consider. He's set to count $3.75 million against the cap next year. If the Commanders make the tough decision to go in a different direction, an early release saves the franchise $3.15 million to spend elsewhere.
Way will be the first to admit his production should be more consistent. The putrid snapping from Camaron Cheeseman hasn't helped the cause. Maybe things can improve over the final three games with the long-snapper no longer complicating matters on special teams.
These are just four of many facing uncertain futures. There don't appear to be many locks to make the roster in 2024 looking at how things stand currently. Cutting Way is just one option on the table.