4 Commanders players on the roster bubble heading into Preseason Week 1

These Commanders players have a lot of hard work ahead during their upcoming preseason games.

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Danny Johnson - Commanders CB

This might seem harsh on Danny Johnson, which is a fair argument. However, the Washington Commanders have made some significant changes to their secondary this offseason, so the numbers game is in effect aside from those four or five cornerbacks atop the depth chart.

Benjamin St-Juste and Kendall Fuller are the two established veterans. Emmanuel Forbes' exceptional transition means the No. 16 overall selection is getting a key role immediately, with second-rounder Quan Martin also looking the part as the team's nickel option throughout camp.

That leaves the rest fighting for depth roles. Johnson's had a decent camp so far and improved as the intensity's increased, coming up with some noteworthy stops in coverage and building on the positive momentum that got him a two-year extension to prevent the Southern product from leaving in free agency.

Johnson performed extremely well last season in limited involvement, giving up just 53.8 percent of targets and a 53.1 passer rating when targeted. Still, he seems in a fight for a roster spot and what transpires in the preseason will go a long way to deciding the cornerback positions aside from the aforementioned quartet.

It would be a huge shock if Johnson didn't make the team all things considered. But complacency must not become an issue with the likes of Rachad Wildgoose, Tariq Castro-Fields, and Christian Holmes also looking to stake a claim.