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

The salary-cap hike won't be good news for everybody.
Logan Thomas
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Logan Thomas - Commanders TE

Included in the Washington Commanders' plans for growth should be finding more dynamic pass-catchers at the tight-end position. This is almost a necessity in the modern-day NFL. While Logan Thomas has been a solid veteran presence, there's also a chance those in power go in a different direction with the resources available.

Thomas is dependable and a prominent veteran leader within the locker room. He also managed to play 16 games after dealing with injuries in previous years. The converted quarterback got his catch success rate up to 70.5 percent. Something that resulted in 496 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

While there's the option of letting Thomas see out the final year of his deal, the Commanders have enough financial wiggle room to cut him. Parting ways with the former Virginia Tech college star comes with $6.54 million in savings and $1.75 million in dead money. This would provide extra cash to spend elsewhere and usher in a new era at the position.

Of course, finding a replacement is paramount before this drastic measure. John Bates is seen more as a blocking option. Cole Turner didn't make the impression many thought possible after an outstanding preseason. Armani Rogers remains an unknown quantity coming off a significant injury.

If the Commanders can find an adequate upgrade, cutting Thomas becomes possible. If not, then Washington has the cap space to absorb his contract and hope he can excel.