Curtis Hodges - Commanders TE
An opportunity seemed to be knocking for Curtis Hodges after an unfortunate torn Achilles suffered by Armani Rogers ruled him out for the entire 2023 campaign. But it's been a quiet offseason for the physically-imposing tight end compared to others on the depth chart.
Logan Thomas looks set to play a significant role within Eric Bieniemy's creative scheme based on early offseason workouts. The Washington Commanders are also expecting big things from Cole Turner, who looks free of injury and ready to capitalize on every target that comes his way upon further examination of performance levels so far.
Couple this with John Bates' blocking prowess virtually guaranteeing a role in 2023, and it's not hard to see why Hodges' stock has slipped somewhat heading into Washington's training camp. But everyone is going to get a fair shake in Ashburn no matter where they stand on the depth chart.
Hodges endured some rough luck as a rookie after suffering a serious injury in the preseason. He's back on the practice field with a point to prove, but the Commanders have three ahead of him in the pecking order currently and it'll take a great deal to alter that narrative.
Much will depend on whether the Commanders opt to take four tight ends onto their roster. If Ron Rivera chooses three with fullback Alex Armah, then it's hard to look at Hodges' prospects with any real confidence at the moment.