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

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Braeden Daniels - Commanders OL

Braeden Daniels' situation typified Ron Rivera's approach to his offensive line construction. He was a college tackle that the Washington Commanders felt would be better suited to the interior. This was the position versatility craved by the previous head coach, which often came with very little consistency attached.

Daniels struggled right out of the gate when organized team activities began. His adjustment period against grown professionals represented a rude awakening for the fourth-round selection. The same concerning trend continued throughout camp, leaving many to wonder whether or not he'd make the 53-man roster despite being taken early on Day 3.

As it turned out, the Commanders placed Daniels on season-ending injured reserve, This spared him the embarrassment of being released heading into his rookie campaign, but it does nothing to harbor confidence in his chances of carving out a role for himself under the new regime.

The Commanders have bolstered their offensive line interior with starting options and improved depth. Expect them to focus on the edge during the 2024 NFL Draft. If one or two more new faces step into the breach, it's hard to envisage a scenario where Daniels enters legitimate consideration.

That might sound a little harsh, but the NFL is a cutthroat business. Peters also has no sentiment attached to his decision-making process, which is another thing working against Daniels all things considered.