4 Commanders players who could be spared after 2024 salary-cap hike

The big rise in available financial resources could be good news for these Commanders players.

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Which Washington Commanders players could be spared from an early release after the NFL confirmed a whopping salary-cap hike in 2024?

The Washington Commanders were in a strong financial position heading into an important offseason under the new regime. After the NFL confirmed a huge increase in the salary cap, it got even better.

According to Spotrac, the Commanders have $96.44 million in available financial resources. Established stars need to be extended and draft picks signed, but it would be a huge surprise if general manager Adam Peters wasn't a big player in free agency.

Of course, this number could increase further with early releases and contract restructures. But could having more space than originally anticipated change the Commanders' course with some individuals currently under contract?

With this in mind, here are four Commanders players who could be spared after the NFL's lofty salary-cap hike in 2024.

Tress Way - Commanders P

Tress Way's regression and the fact he's currently the NFL's fourth-highest-paid punter left his future with the Washington Commanders in doubt. The Pro Bowler's been an integral part of the organization under previous regimes. Unfortunately for the veteran, the 2023 campaign was arguably the worst of his professional career.

Cutting Way with one year remaining on his deal would save the Commanders $3.15 million in cap space with just $600,000 in dead money attached. Now that general manager Adam Peters has some additional money to work with, keeping the former Oklahoma college star could be a no-brainer when it's all said and done.

After that, things are less certain.