5 Commanders players fighting for their future after the 2023 bye week

Time is running out for certain Commanders players to solidify their respective futures.

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Andrew Wylie - Commanders OT

His three-year contract has an out in 2025, but Andrew Wylie still has time to be the stabilizing force the Washington Commanders hoped he would be after following Eric Bieniemy from the Kansas City Chiefs.

He's smart and mobile, two qualities perfect for this offense. Yet it's just not come together for the offensive lineman this season.

It's not as if Wylie hasn't proved himself in the past. Even though his dominant display against Haason Reddick and the Philadelphia Eagles in last season's Super Bowl feels like a lifetime ago.

Pinpointing the cause of Wylie's malaise with the Commanders isn't easy. Issues across the rest of the offensive line haven't helped, nor has Bieniemy's tendency to go without tight end help up front.

No matter the reason, the Commanders paid enough to give Wylie another chance to prove himself, barring a disastrous post-bye performance. However, expect the new regime to prioritize bringing in offensive line reinforcements via free agency and the 2024 NFL Draft.

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