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

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Christian Holmes - Commanders CB

Changes have also occurred in the cornerback room. The Washington Commanders opted not to bring back veteran Kendall Fuller, who signed for the Miami Dolphins. Michael Davis, James Pierre, and Noah Igbinoghene were sought out in free agency, but how much they'll be able to assist is another matter.

Again, this is a position group the Comanders should strengthen at some stage during the 2024 NFL Draft. There are some decent prospects available, although expecting Washington to prioritize this area of the field early in the process after spending their first two picks last year on defensive backs is unrealistic.

If more competition arrives, which does appear likely, then Christian Holmes has a significant challenge ahead of him when preparations for the 2024 campaign ramp up. The former seventh-round selection out of Oklahoma State barely featured on the defensive rotation last season, but he was a factor on special teams if nothing else.

Considering how the Commanders have signed some supreme special team threats and Jeremy Reaves is also returning on a two-year deal, a few who contributed in 2023 could be deemed surplus to requirements. Unless there is a dramatic surge forward from Holmes over the coming months, he might be on the outside looking in.