4 winners and losers from Commanders' early offseason workouts in 2023

Emmanuel Forbes
Emmanuel Forbes / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
2 of 4

Loser: Armani Rogers - Commanders TE

The Washington Commanders didn't address their tight-end options throughout the spring. This meant big-time opportunities awaited those youngsters on the roster looking for further involvement with Eric Bieniemy running the offense.

Logan Thomas is the No. 1 option until further notice, which is expected if the player manages to stay healthy. However, there were three or four others who also fancied a chance to make their presence felt with a strong preparation period.

Among the most intriguing was Armani Rogers. One could make a strong case for the ex-quarterback being the most dynamic tight-end on the roster athletically, which flashed during limited involvement last season and was a sign more could be on the way.

Sadly, that will now have to wait. The Commanders were dealt some torrid bad fortune during the opening period of OTAs when Rogers went down with a non-contact injury that turned out to be a torn Achilles - immediately ruling him out for the 2023 campaign.

This was an absolute body blow for the player, who now faces a long period of rehabilitation in pursuit of another chance. One that might pass him by if Cole Turner continues his superb opening to early workouts.

Rogers is down, but not out entirely. However, this is another harsh example of how any player's NFL aspirations can alter in the blink of an eye.