4 Commanders whose jobs are in danger after the 2023 preseason opener

Things aren't looking good for these Commanders players.

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Dax Milne - Commanders WR/KR

Things are getting interesting lower down the wide receiver depth chart. The Washington Commanders have their top four spots locked in, with Byron Pringle's place becoming increasingly assured after catching the eye impressively in a relatively short space of time.

That leaves one or two spots remaining for the rest. It's hard to say how things will unfold currently, with plenty of intriguing candidates all fancying their chances of being taken through onto the 53-man roster.

Undrafted free agent Mitchell Tinsley is maximizing every opportunity coming his way and cannot be ignored. Marcus Kemp's close relationship with Eric Bieniemy might see the special teamer make the team, and Ron Rivera is clearly intrigued by what Kazmeir Allen can bring to the rotation as a kick returner right out of the gate.

Allen's outstanding display as Washington's primary kick and punt returner at the Cleveland Browns could spell bad news for Dax Milne. He was an innocent bystander while the former UCLA staked his claim, which means the one-time BYU stud faces an uphill battle despite bringing in his only target for 13 receiving yards.

The Commanders cannot afford to stand still at the skill positions. If there is a chance Allen and Tinsley can provide that extra spark needed, the primary decision-makers should have trouble moving on from players like Milne who are no longer in use.

That might sound harsh. But the NFL is a ruthless business.