6 former Commanders players who'll be missed the most in 2024

These absences will hurt the Commanders this season.
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With new general manager Adam Peters coming to town, the Washington Commanders roster saw a lot of change in the offseason. Twenty-two free agents were signed. This means some players became collateral damage during this extensive rebuilding project.

Every Commanders fan is excited for this upcoming season. But the reality is that some of these free-agent losses will hurt the team badly.

Peters did the right thing after such a torrid run over the previous regime. That said, this franchise might go through some growing pains during its important transition.

Let’s take a look at the five departures that will hurt the Commanders the most in 2024.

Kamren Curl - Former Commanders S

After being selected in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Kamren Curl quickly became one of the best players on the Washington Commanders’ defense. He fitted in seamlessly and far outperformed his Day 3 status, emerging into a starting-caliber performer against all odds.

Curl was a do-it-all safety for Washington. He wasn’t a flashy player, but he was a playmaker. A sure tackler who could line up at safety, in the box, or even as a slot cornerback when required.

The former Arkansas standout was always around the ball. Curl also had one of the best abilities - availability. The defensive back accumulated a 93.32 percent snap count in 2023. This was at 100% before Week 16.

This wasn't enough for Curl to get a new deal from the Commanders. He ended up signing with the Los Angeles Rams on a two-year, $9 million deal with $6 million guaranteed. This was way less than the perceived market value.

He was expected to get in the $11-16 million range. Not only did the Commanders let such a dynamic player go, but it was also reported that they did not even put an offer on the table for the young stud.

Luckily, the Commanders found an excellent replacement for Curl in Jeremy Chinn. However, the recent departure's absence will be evident.