4 Commanders holdovers who could be cut after 2024 training camp

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Jamison Crowder - Commanders WR/KR

New general manager Adam Peters didn't retain many free agents throughout his first offseason in charge. Established figures such as Kendall Fuller, Curtis Samuel, and Kamren Curl were let go with little fanfare attached. Most high-profile players found work elsewhere quickly, but the Washington Commanders believed this was the best route forward for a franchise on its knees.

A select few got extensions, albeit short-term. Jeremy Reaves and Efe Obada were brought back when all hope seemed lost for the duo. The Commanders also re-signed Jamison Crowder after an impressive return to the organization in 2023.

Crowder caught the eye during his first spell in Washington. His return last time around came with flashes in the return game and on the offensive rotation. What sort of role he'll play under the new regime is anyone's guess, but nothing is guaranteed by any stretch of the imagination.

According to those in attendance over early offseason workouts, the Commanders tried out several options in the kick return game. This discipline will be increasingly important during the 2024 season thanks to the new rules. Washington needs to find capable performers who can break off significant yardage if given enough space.

The wide receiver has proven credentials in this field. That will serve Crowder in good stead, but it's a situation worth monitoring throughout camp and when the time comes to get familiar with the new kickoff rules during Washington's preseason slate.

It would be a surprise if the Commanders cut Crowder, especially after giving him a vote of confidence by keeping the player around. But stranger things have happened in the NFL.

Someone always rises from obscurity and into roster contention. The Commanders had this last summer when undrafted free agent Mitchell Tinsley made the team. Fortunately, Crowder is experienced enough to know complacency cannot become an issue in pursuit of cementing his status.

Anything less comes with significant ramifications attached.