4 Commanders who could get cut without playing a snap in 2024

These players have a lot of hard work ahead of them.
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After an offseason of unprecedented roster overhaul across the franchise, the Washington Commanders will be molding their new-look squad into a potentially competitive unit in the months ahead. At the same time, this is going to be a constant assessment with no sentiment attached to the team's decision-making process under new general manager Adam Peters.

Peters didn't think much of last season's squad looking at the moves made. That's not surprising when one considers how flat things became under previous head coach Ron Rivera, who lacked ideas to turn things around and paid the price with his job. The front-office leader acted swiftly and with conviction, something that has people looking at the Commanders a little differently heading into the 2024 campaign.

While so much upheaval was a necessary evil, not every signing, draft pick, or undrafted free agent acquisition is going to pan out. That's just how it goes sometimes. Fortunately for the Commanders, Peters is one of the shrewdest talent evaluators around and won't hesitate to ring more changes if he feels like it's the best thing to do.

With this in mind, here are four Commanders players who could get cut without playing a snap in 2024.

Mykal Walker - Commanders LB

Adam Peters wasted no time in solidifying their linebacking corps this offseason. The position group was constantly ignored by Ron Rivera throughout his four-year tenure. After a memorable recruitment period, things look a lot more promising right now.

Bobby Wagner and Frankie Luvu were the two high-profile signings who should instantly change the defense's mindset. Anthony Pittman is a special teams ace who could impact the rotation with further improvements. The Washington Commanders also signed Mykal Walker to potentially fill out the depth chart with a smooth transition to a different environment.

That was the initial thought, anyway. But after the Commanders selected Jordan Magee at No. 139 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft, the newly-acquired veteran faces a fight to make the team this summer.

If Walker gets outshone by Magee and others, his time in the nation's capital could be short-lived.