Which Washington Commanders players are in danger of being benched with another poor showing against the New York Giants in Week 11?
After another hard-fought defeat in Week 10, nothing less than a positive result will do this weekend against the New York Giants. The Washington Commanders have yet to taste success against divisional opposition in 2023, but this is arguably their last remaining opportunity versus a team currently in freefall.
Ron Rivera's future isn't looking too great right now. The Commanders are almost guaranteed their fourth-straight losing season under his leadership, which is something Josh Harris' ownership group will take into account before making their formal conclusions about how best to move the franchise forward.
Losing to the Giants and quarterback Tommy DeVito on home soil would be the biggest nail yet in Rivera's proverbial coffin. Some players will also be on the chopping block from their respective roles unless they put in strong performances in this one.
With this in mind, here are four Commanders players who could be benched with poor showings in Week 11.
Commanders could bench Camaron Cheeseman
Had it not been for Tress Way's quick thinking at the Seattle Seahawks, Camaron Cheeseman's position would already be untenable. The long snapper didn't cope well with the conditions, producing several suspect snaps that the Pro Bowler punter somehow handled effectively to make kicker Joey Slye's life easier.
The former sixth-round pick - who Ron Rivera traded up to acquire - is hanging by a thread. Any further failings against the New York Giants or any other team on the schedule could see the player demoted or cut entirely.