4 Commanders players on the hot seat at training camp in 2023

- The upstart WR

- The inconsistent guard

- The struggling kicker

- The franchise DE

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Dyami Brown - Commanders WR

It's now or never for Dyami Brown. That's the long and short of it, really.

The wide receiver has been an afterthought over the first two years of his pro career. Unless this changes under Eric Bieniemy's guidance, there won't be many holding out hope about his long-term prospects with the Washington Commanders.

Those in power thought enough of Brown to take him in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. However, the presence of Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel coupled with the later addition of 2022 first-rounder Jahan Dotson made life extremely difficult to generate targets.

While it's hard to say one way or another how Brown will fare in 2023, he has more going for him this time around. Bieniemy's preference to spread the football around should see more opportunities come his way, with the wideout also set to benefit from having his former college teammate Sam Howell under center.

The pair became a prolific tandem at North Carolina and Howell's numbers regressed considerably once Brown departed for the NFL. If they can rekindle this magic next season, it's going to help the Commanders enormously.

For this objective to become reality, Brown must earn the trust of Bieniemy throughout camp. Easier said than done as the team's projected No. 4 wide receiver, but not impossible by any stretch of the imagination.