5 former Commanders who are still having trouble finding jobs in 2024

Opportunites haven't been forthcoming for these Commanders players.

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Which former Washington Commanders players are still having trouble finding alternative employment during the 2024 offseason?

Adam Peters' long pause when asked about the Washington Commanders roster upon taking the general manager position spoke volumes. The new front-office leader wasn't exactly enamored with the options at his disposal. It came as no surprise to see landmark alterations arrive from the moment free agency began.

A plethora of signings were attained on contracts that ensure future financial flexibility. Peters has implemented a completely different way of doing football business. Something that represents a refreshing change of pace after the suspect management of personnel during the Dan Snyder years.

Very few Commanders players have been re-signed up to now. Some have found new homes quickly. Others are still looking for their next destination as the NFL enters its third wave of free agency.

With this in mind, here are five former Commanders players who are still having trouble finding new jobs in 2024.

Nick Gates - Former Commanders OL

There wasn't much financial incentive to release Nick Gates. But after an underwhelming first campaign with the Washington Commanders, the new regime had seen enough.

Gates started at the center position and struggled. He was eventually benched in favor of Tyler Larsen before coming back into the lineup. Things improved somewhat after that, but it wasn't enough to get another look under Dan Quinn's enhanced coaching staff.

Nobody has taken the plunge on Gates as yet. There's still time for that to change, but it'll be a nervous wait for the player with such a deep group of offensive linemen emerging from the college ranks this spring.