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

Mitchell Tinsley
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Mitchell Tinsley - Commanders WR

Mitchell Tinsley was a fantastic story last summer. After joining the Washington Commanders as an undrafted free agent, the talented wide receiver made a significant impression from the moment he stepped onto the practice field at OTAs. After the same trend continued throughout training camp, those in power gave him a deserved spot on the 53-man roster.

What came after that was less encouraging.

Tinsley was a healthy scratch for much of his rookie campaign despite the failings of others within the wide receiver room. He suited up just twice, playing three offensive snaps and seven on special teams. This was extremely disappointing when one considers the Commanders had nothing much to play for other than pride over the second half of 2023.

The Commanders haven't done anything to improve their wideout options this offseason. This could mean Adam Peters is looking towards an outstanding crop of pass-catchers emerging from the college ranks. They need to find another weapon capable of getting open consistently. Don't be surprised if the general manager adds two receivers from Washington's bounty of picks to help their new quarterback.

This is something that won't go unnoticed by Tinsley. Any extra competition will see him fall further out of favor. Looking at how the former Penn State star approached his situation last season, it's a challenge he'll take on with customary determination and maximum effort.