4 Commanders players that got extremely lucky during the 2023 offseason

Logan Thomas
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Logan Thomas - Commanders TE

After another underwhelming campaign from the tight-end group in 2022, it was widely anticipated that the Washington Commanders would bring in another body capable of providing an immediate upgrade. Surprisingly, those in power opted to stand pat and move forward with the options already around.

Even when the Commanders were dealt a blow when Armani Rogers tore his Achilles on the opening day of OTAs, there was no panic to bring in another presence. Perhaps new play-caller Eric Bieniemy feels like he can be the key that unlocks this particular unit to bigger and better things, even if there's just no telling for sure.

Either way, this offseason and the lack of tight-end recruitment is tremendous news for Logan Thomas. The veteran was tabbed as a potential cut candidate before Bieniemy's arrival, but he's the clear No. 1 option and has flourished throughout early practices so far.

Thomas is building a good rapport with quarterback Sam Howell. There is a sharpness to his routes that deserves recognition and the ball skills remain assured in tight windows - which is the sort of player Bieniemy loves to utilize within his creative system.

This represents the best-case scenario for Thomas. But if the former Virginia Tech star cannot make a better go of things next season, he'll be released with a salary-cap saving of $6.56 million attached.