5 Commanders candidates to be cut going into the summer

These Commanders players have a lot of hard work ahead.
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Adam Peters has done a remarkable job of molding the roster into a more competitive, cohesive group in a short space of time. The general manager came into the Washington Commanders with a lofty reputation in league circles. He managed to enhance this considerably following a flurry of activity throughout an eventful recruitment period.

The hard work is just getting started for Peters, who has the financial resources available to make additional moves to benefit the franchise. Dan Quinn and his coaching staff are currently getting plenty of reps into every player throughout organized team activities. This familiarizes them with schematic concepts and provides those in power with broader assessments regarding their respective capabilities.

There is a growing sense that the Commanders could be building something special after decades of flawed management under the previous owner. Not everyone will come along for the ride, especially considering how ruthless Peters appears in pursuit of getting this storied franchise back to prominence.

With this in mind, here are five Commanders players who could be potential cut candidates heading into the summer.

Tariq Castro-Fields - Commanders CB

There are some concerns surrounding the cornerback room. Their slot coverage should improve tremendously thanks to the presence of second-round selection Mike Sainristil. Those in power are confident that Benjamin St-Juste, Emmnanuel Forbes, and Michael Davis can man things effectively on the outside, but there's just no telling for sure.

Either way, things don't look especially promising for Tariq Castro-Fields. The former sixth-round pick out of Penn State's been a bit part player since joining the Washington Commanders, featuring mostly on special teams. He's got blazing speed, but nothing but major strides will do in pursuit of earning a roster spot in 2024.

Looking at how things have unfolded throughout the defensive back's career so far, it appears unlikely. If the Commanders bring in another cornerback before training camp, Castro-Fields could be the one to make way for the new arrival.