5 sneaky threats the Commanders should worry about vs. 49ers in Week 17

Brandon Aiyuk and Javon Hargrave lead the sneaky threats the Washington Commanders should worry about when they host the San Francisco 49ers.

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Commanders should be wary of Randy Gregory

Yes, Randy Gregory is still in the league. Granted, he's on his third team in less than seven seasons, but the veteran can still generate pressure.

Gregory was in on a sack of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in Week 16, proof he hasn't lost his ability to win off the edge. He's notched 2.5 sacks and created 11 pressures since landing with the 49ers after a trade involving the Denver Broncos back in October.

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks often puts Gregory on the field in sub-packages and obvious passing situations. Mixing him in with Nick Bosa, Chase Young, and Javon Hargrave will spell trouble for a Washington Commanders offensive line that's allowed 60 sacks through 15 games.

It's close to impossible to envisage the Commanders winning this game. Any chance they have hinges on resisting a relentless Niners' pass-rush.

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