5 moves to save Adam Peters $43M on Commanders salary-cap in 2024

The Commanders have ways to put themselves in an even better financial situation.

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Commanders could cut Logan Thomas

  • 2024 cap savings: $6.54 million

The Washington Commanders need more at the tight end position this offseason. Every contending team has an explosive difference-maker capable of moving the chains consistently. The two-time Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs wouldn't have successfully defended their title without the influence of all-time great Travis Kelce.

Logan Thomas is a solid if not spectacular performer. His experience allows him to identify soft spots in coverage and make himself available. He's not a world-beater by any stretch of the imagination. What general manager Adam Peters needs to figure out is whether the converted quarterback is worth keeping around with such a hefty salary-cap hit.

Thomas is taking up $8.29 million in the final year of his deal. He's the sixth-highest-paid player on the Commanders right now. While he stayed relatively clear of injuries last season, staying healthy has been a problem in previous years and must be factored into this complex equation.

Cutting Thomas saves the Commanders around $6.54 million on their salary cap in 2024. A prominent replacement for the TE1 spot would need to be sought via free agency or the draft, but this is a definite possibility amid such a widespread rebuild across the franchise.

The former Virginia Tech star was taking everything in as the season wound down. Thomas knew this might be the end and wanted to savor the moment. If the Commanders do cut their losses, the veteran should find work elsewhere.