4 Commanders players who should still be cut despite 2024 cap rise

The salary-cap hike won't be good news for everybody.
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Which Washington Commanders players could still be cut despite the NFL announcing a whopping rise in financial assets for every team in 2024?

The Washington Commanders were armed with plenty of cash even before the league confirmed a much bigger-than-expected salary cap increase in 2024. Now, it looks even more promising for general manager Adam Peters in his bid to turn the franchise around quickly.

There are some huge needs to fill through free agency and the draft. Peters must also decide which players are worth keeping around despite the team's failings under Ron Rivera. It's a big job, but nothing the respected front-office figure wasn't anticipating upon taking the position.

The extra financial resources will be good news for some. For others, their respective fates remain precarious until something gets confirmed by the organization.

With this in mind, here are four Commanders players who should still be cut despite the 2024 cap surge.

Dax Milne - Commanders WR/KR

Dax Milne was facing a fight for his future last summer. The Washington Commanders held an open competition for the kick returner position. He was in with a fighting chance before injury ended his campaign before it began.

Milne was placed on injured reserve early in September and faded into the proverbial wilderness. Jamison Crowder came in and did an admirable job in the return game. Couple this with a new regime coming into the fold and a need to bolster the skill positions, those in power could decide to part ways.

The former seventh-round selection has one year remaining on his deal. Releasing Milne ahead of time saves the Commanders $1.05 million and comes with $19,316 in dead money attached.