Logan Thomas - Commanders TE
It's not just those with expiring contracts who are facing an uncertain future. The Washington Commanders have around $81.72 million in available salary-cap space currently. This could increase to $90 million or more once the new coaching regime begins making sacrifices.
One of the primary cut candidates is Logan Thomas. The veteran tight end has remained healthy for the most part this season and is a dependable option across the middle. It's not brought about spectacular numbers, but nobody expected him to reach the level of Travis Kelce at this stage of his career.
Almost every prolific offense around the NFL has a game-changing player at the tight-end position. One only has to look at Sam LaPorta's rookie impact with the Detroit Lions this season to see the benefits. Thomas is solid enough, but more is needed if the Commanders want to take leaps forward in the coming years.
This means Thomas could be playing his last game in Week 18 against the Dallas Cowboys after four years in Washington. The former Virginia Tech quarterback acknowledged the need to savor every moment in the coming days in the event this scenario comes to fruition.
The tight end room is one of many position groups that need a complete overhaul. Thomas' release saves $6.56 million against the cap and comes with just $1.75 million in dead money. Looking at the financial implications, it seems like a no-brainer.