Which former Washington Commanders players surprisingly remain on the proverbial free-agent scrap heap at this late stage of the 2023 off-season period?
The Washington Commanders are currently satisfied with what they have from a roster standpoint after a busy offseason of recruitment and retention. Things weren't easy thanks to the ownership flux, but experienced figures within the building navigated a tough spring well in extremely difficult circumstances.
Some tough decisions had to be made regarding personnel. Players weren't brought back or released ahead of time, and coaches on offense were also sent packing once Eric Bieniemy was given full control following his high-profile switch from the Kansas City Chiefs.
More than a few players let go were able to find alternative employment relatively quickly. Others haven't been so lucky to cast further doubts about their short and long-term NFL aspirations.
With this in mind, here are four former Commanders players who surprisingly remain on the free-agent market at this stage of the 2023 preparation period.
Trai Turner - Former Commanders OL
After Trai Turner wasn't brought back by the Washington Commanders, the veteran Pro Bowler was expected to find work quickly. While there has reportedly been interest and the lineman is keen to resume his playing career, nothing concrete has emerged as yet.
Turner isn't 30 years old yet and only gave up two sacks in 2022. However, health has been a major concern in recent years, which might be putting some teams off from taking the plunge.