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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Dyami Brown - Commanders WR

As previously mentioned, the Washington Commanders will be looking to upgrade their options in the passing game this offseason. It all starts with the quarterback spot. Those in power must also place everything around their chosen signal-caller to make the transition go smoothly.

This is arguably the most critical factor during Adam Peters' first period of recruitment. The Commanders need to be more dynamic offensively. For offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury to implement his scheme effectively, some upgrades are required as a matter of urgency.

Only Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson are guaranteed to be on the wide receiver depth chart in 2024. Plenty of intriguing options should be there for the taking in free agency now that the Commanders are no longer an unattractive destination. It would be a shock if Peters didn't examine an exceptionally deep wideout draft class to further boost the ranks.

This is bad news for someone like Dyami Brown. The former third-round pick failed to make any legitimate impression in 2023 once again. Hopes were high for a potential breakout with Sam Howell under center after the two flourished together at North Carolina. But it was the same old disappointment.

The new salary cap hike won't matter when it comes to determining Brown's future. There is just $238,909 in dead money attached to his early release. Something that looks possible under the new regime.