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

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

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Jamison Crowder - Commanders WR/KR

This is probably the most difficult decision of everyone listed. Jamison Crowder's emotional return to the Washington Commanders was universally well-received by the fanbase. While his influence in the passing game was almost non-existent, there was a lot to like about his ability as a kick returner.

Nobody is saying Crowder is Devin Hester. It wasn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination. But there was evidence to suggest another one-year deal could be beneficial depending on how the new coaching staff sees things on tape.

Kliff Kingsbury is the new offensive coordinator in Washington. He's under immediate pressure to improve the team's fortunes after many in the media questioned whether he was deserving of such an opportunity. Big changes are coming, but the need to keep a sense of continuity might be worth its weight in gold.

Crowder's future is hanging in the balance. He's not alone in that regard when one looks at the current state of Washington's roster. Fortunately for the wideout and special teams ace, he did more than most to enhance his chances of another short-term extension.

One potential complication is Washington's available assets. They have more than enough financial resources and draft picks to find a dynamic wide receiver capable of factoring in the return game. In this scenario, Crowder will be moved on.

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