Which Washington Commanders players find their jobs in jeopardy following an impressive Preseason Week 1 victory over the Clevelend Browns?
The Washington Commanders got a lot out of their first warmup game at the Cleveland Browns. They built a solid lead early and although complacency seemed to set in down the stretch, the team did just enough to attain a morale-boosting triumph with Josh Harris and members of his ownership group watching on.
Preseason results are pretty meaningless all things considered. But any momentum Ron Rivera can generate will be welcome heading into such a critical campaign for the head coach in Year 4 of his tenure.
For players, this is also a time of year to cement places or perhaps force their way onto the 53-man roster. There is also a flip side to this coin with certain individuals falling by the wayside at the worst possible time.
With that in mind, here are four Commanders players whose jobs are in jeopardy after Preseason Week 1.
Milo Eifler - Commanders LB
The emergence of Khaleke Hudson as a borderline starting option has cast doubt on others within the linebacking room. Those in power didn't strengthen the defensive second-level with any urgency throughout the spring, so opportunity knocks for players already on the books if everything goes well throughout the preparation period.
Hudson deserves enormous credit for seizing the initiative. Despite notching three tackles at the Cleveland Browns, one would anticipate Milo Eifler looking nervously over his shoulder until a roster spot is officially confirmed.
Perhaps Eifler's production on special teams could tip the scales in his favor. But there is just no telling for sure and showing out during the Washington Commanders' final two preseason clashes is the only way to rubber-stamp his status.