Dax Milne - Commanders WR/KR
This has nothing to do with Dax Milne's production at training camp so far. The wide receiver looks to have taken on coaching once again and seems far more assured in terms of consistency, which is making people think differently about a player that's been primarily used as a kick returner more often than not.
Milne is clearly playing with an added sense of urgency after the Washington Commanders picked up Kazmeir Allen in undrafted free agency. Marcus Kemp was also acquired as a special teams ace and close associate of Eric Bieniemy, with the team also scooping up Byron Pringle at the start of training camp to further bolster their pass-catching options.
These new additions might have pushed Milne down the depth chart almost by default. However, the former BYU standout is fighting with everything he has to stick around in some capacity.
Whether that'll be enough remains to be seen. Bieniemy clearly loves Pringle and Kemp, with head coach Ron Rivera's comments surrounding Allen this offseason something else of note that cannot be ignored.
This battle remains open and is likely to stay that way right up until Washington's final cuts are finalized. If Milne doesn't do enough, he can walk away with his head held high and is sure to get another chance elsewhere off the waiver wire.