4 Commanders players who could be gone after the 2024 season

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Jamin Davis - Commanders LB

Nobody stands to benefit more from the Washington Commanders' coaching changes than Jamin Davis. The linebacker's athletic intangibles were never in question. How previous head coach Ron Rivera utilized him came under increasing scrutiny before he was eventually put out of his misery following another woeful campaign in 2023.

Davis has a new lease of life under Dan Quinn. The Commanders solidified their linebacking corps with the high-profile arrivals of Frankie Luvu and Bobby Wagner. This allows the defensive staff to get more creative where the former first-round selection is concerned.

He'll spend plenty of time at the defensive second level once again. The Commanders plan to deploy multiple alignments depending on the situation. Expect to see Davis more in situations that maximize the explosiveness he brings to the table.

This should be especially evident in pass-rushing situations. According to those in attendance over early workouts, the Commanders have lined up Davis as a stand-up edge rusher and even with his hand in the dirt as a defensive end on occasion. Adding strings to the player's bow is only going to serve him well heading into a crossroads campaign.

The Kentucky product boasts plenty of added motivation to show the NFL what he's truly capable of next season. Davis didn't get his fifth-year option triggered by the Commanders as expected. Therefore, he'll be auditioning for a new deal when competitive action returns.

Davis is confident the new schematic concepts coupled with a more prolific linebacking corps can help propel him to better fortunes. At the same time, Adam Peters has no problem in disposing of free agents who aren't worth the money or don't quite meet their objectives.

Unless Davis proves his worth and can be counted upon to make plays in key moments, a situation could emerge where the Commanders let the player take his chances elsewhere next spring. Hopefully, it doesn't come to that.