5 Commanders players whose jobs are in danger after the 2023 NFL Draft
By Dean Jones
Chase Roullier - Commanders C
Competition for roster positioning is going to be fierce across the Washington Commanders' offensive line this offseason. A host of new faces are looking to make their mark, with much also expected of young players already around now they have fully acclimatized themselves to professional standards in the NFL.
One of the most fascinating dynamics surrounds Chase Roullier. The gifted center is a top performer when healthy, but a series of frustrating injury problems mean his fortunes could go either way.
Roullier is back on the field without a knee brace, so the early signs are positive. However, there are also some financial factors to ponder for those in power before coming to a final conclusion on the veteran's status.
The Commanders don't even have enough spare cash to sign their draft class currently. Therefore, the $8.37 million saved with a post-June 1 release where Roullier is concerned represents a tempting proposition considering the options already available.
After all, the NFL is a business above all else. So the Commanders might decide Roullier cannot be relied upon to put a consistent run of games together.