4 Commanders players entering the last chance saloon before 2023 bye week

It's now or never for these Commanders players with big changes on the immediate horizon.

Dyami Brown
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Dyami Brown - Commanders WR

There were high hopes for Dyami Brown entering the season. The Washington Commanders installed his former college quarterback Sam Howell under center and the arrival of Eric Bieniemy brought additional intrigue where the former third-round selection was concerned.

Despite these positives, it's been another season of underachievement for Brown. The wide receiver has struggled to become a prominent feature in the passing game despite Bieniemy's preference to share the wealth, accumulating just 21 targets through 11 games.

Drops have been an issue. Creating separation is another disappointing element of the North Carolina product's performance, which means an uncertain future awaits unless there is a dramatic turnaround in fortunes.

Whether Brown can convince the coaching staff he's worthy of more involvement at this stage remains to be seen. Others are clearly ahead of him on the depth chart, with Byron Pringle and Jamison Crowder flashing more promise when called up to raise concerns even further.

Unless Brown comes to the fore versus the Miami Dolphins - a game where the Commanders are expected to throw heavily to keep up with Mike McDaniel's high-octane offense - a situation could emerge where he's phased out completely during the bye week. That represents a sorry state of affairs for someone who came into the NFL with so much promise.