4 Commanders holdovers who could be cut after 2024 training camp

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Trent Scott - Commanders OT

It was another desperate campaign for the Washington Commanders offensive line last season. Questions were raised before the campaign about whether Ron Rivera had done enough to fortify this unit. It didn't take long to realize his gambles weren't going to pay off effectively.

The unit was lackluster and unsuited to the blocking concepts implemented by offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy as part of his pass-happy attack. Sam Howell was the league's most-sacked quarterback in 2023. That tells its own story and Rivera inevitably paid with his job.

Adam Peters made some much-needed alterations to the protection. The general manager signed Tyler Biadasz and Nick Allegretti to bolster the interior alongside stud right guard Sam Cosmi. Those in power also spent a third-round selection on Brandon Colemen, who'll fight it out with veteran Cornelius Lucas for the starting left tackle job over Washington's upcoming training camp.

Some aren't convinced this is enough to keep rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels' pocket clean consistently. The Commanders have more than enough spare financial resources to acquire another capable performer depending on how Peters perceives the situation. If he doesn't feel 100 percent confident, the front-office leader must act with conviction.

What this means for Trent Scott's future is anyone's guess. The veteran offensive tackle joined the Commanders last season but played just 138 snaps on offense. He conceded three penalties without giving up a sack, so the jury is still out regarding his potential status under the new regime.

Scott will be working his way towards a rotational/backup piece on the 53-man roster. There doesn't appear to be any great competition aside from former fourth-round pick Braeden Daniels. However, there's time for that to change before Week 1 arrives.

If Scott cannot show enough during camp and whatever reps arrive in the preseason, the Commanders will go in a different direction. This increases exponentially if All-Pro blindside enforcer David Bakhtiari or another experienced presence comes into the fold.