5 first-year Commanders players who might not return in 2024

These Commanders players are in danger of being one-and-done.
Byron Pringle
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Byron Pringle - Commanders WR

Eric Bieniemy's first season with the Washington Commanders didn't go according to plan. The offensive coordinator deserves credit for betting on himself and displaying a willingness to go out on his own in pursuit of greatness. It wasn't enough to enhance his head coaching credentials or get an extended stay under Dan Quinn.

This could mean some players closely associated with Bieniemy might also be on the lookout for alternative employment. Byron Pringle falls into this category as the wide receiver gets set to embark on another free-agency period.

Pringle did well to earn a roster spot during the summer. Hopes were high that he could make a lasting impression under Bieniemy's guidance. The pair worked together closely on the Kansas City Chiefs. While there were flashes of promise, it was nothing more than a minimal contribution.

The former Kansas State college standout secured just 14 receptions from 22 targets for 161 receiving yards. It was perhaps surprising to see Pringle not become more influential given the team's passing game struggles overall. This represents an indictment of how his talent was being perceived by those making important decisions.

Now Bieniemy is no longer part of the equation, it would be a bombshell of epic proportions if Pringle got another deal under the new regime.