5 veteran Commanders players who may not make the final roster in 2024

Things are hanging precariously for these Commanders players.
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Adam Peters has already parted ways with about half the Washington Commanders 2023 roster. That team went 4-13. With new ownership, management, and coaching staff in place, such an enormous turnover was not surprising. But he almost certainly isn’t done with his housecleaning.

Some position groups have already undergone a complete overhaul. No quarterback remains from the 2023 roster. Only one linebacker is still around. No defensive end who logged more than 25 percent of the defensive snaps last year is still wearing a Commanders' uniform.

Peters already decided how he wanted to reshape those positions before taking the job. Other groups still have a lot of veterans facing uncertain futures. Given the influx of draft picks and free agents, it’s a safe bet that at least a few of those will not make it to the final 53-man roster.

Training camp performance and injuries are going to play major roles in determining who stays and who goes. Here is a look at five veterans who are in danger of being cut before Washington's 2024 season opener.

Dyami Brown - Commanders WR

The mere fact that Dyami Brown has not already been released is a good sign for him. It suggests that at the very least, new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury sees potential in the third-round pick from 2021. However, it may also be a testament to just how thin the Washington Commanders are at the wide receiver spot.

Brown has appeared in 47 games over the past three seasons. That’s the good news. The bad news is that he has managed just 29 catches in those 47 contests.

He was billed as a potential deep threat coming out of North Carolina. So far, he has yet to accumulate 500 total receiving yards in his career. For additional context, Puka Nacua gained 501 receiving yards over his first four games with the Los Angeles Rams.

At this point, Washington appears to have three locks at receiver- Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, and Luke McCaffrey. Olamide Zaccheus is a veteran presence in the slot, and undrafted free agent Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint was the talk of the Commanders' rookie minicamp.

Jamison Crowder, Damiere Byrd, and Dax Milne can all return kicks. Brown has been a good special teamer, but he has not shown ability as a returner. He is most likely going to have to beat out several of those depth pieces to earn a spot.

A strong preseason could do it, but he certainly seems to be on borrowed time.