4 Commanders who won’t make the 53-man roster in 2024

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Which Washington Commanders players could have a hard time making the 53-man roster in 2024 after a flurry of offseason acquisitions?

Landmark alterations to the playing personnel happened rapidly once free agency began. The Washington Commanders needed to do something drastic after a four-win season that descended into chaos. Fortunately, being out of contention long before the campaign concluded gave those in power a head start on their offseason preparations to hit the ground running.

Adam Peters came on board quickly after being identified as their primary target for the vacant general manager position. In turn, he also got some extra time to strategize how best to approach recruitment with an embarrassment of riches at his disposal.

Things are looking up for the franchise as the NFL starts taking the football operation seriously once again. It's an exciting time for almost everyone associated with the organization. However, those on the fringes will be approaching things with a little extra trepidation this time around.

On this topic, here are four Commanders players who don't look capable of making the 53-man roster following a flurry of free-agent activity and the promise of more arrivals via the 2024 NFL Draft.

Joshua Pryor - Commanders DE/OLB

The Washington Commanders wasted no time in boosting their pass-rushing options in free agency. Dornace Armstrong, Dante Fowler Jr., and Clelin Ferrell all arrived in quick succession. This goes a long way to replacing Montez Sweat and Chase Young, although acquiring another potentially dynamic edge presence via the draft would be wise.

What this means for Joshua Pryor's future remains to be seen. The undrafted free agent turned out in seven games for the Commanders last season, featuring primarily on special teams. With extra competition coming onto the depth chart, the Bowie State product faces another fight to secure his place on the team in 2024.

If the Commanders decide not to take Pryor through onto their initial 53-man roster, he could be stashed on the practice squad to continue his development in Washington.