7 Chiefs players that could reunite with Eric Bieniemy on the Commanders in 2023

Could more Eric Bieniemy associates find their way onto the Washington Commanders?

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Commanders could sign Justyn Ross (WR)

I am deeming Justyn Ross the least likely Washington Commanders signee because my Kansas City Chiefs source assures me that the 2022 undrafted free agent is a roster lock. The former Clemson Tiger has a huge catch radius and great size. He fell in the draft due to a poor 40-time and injuries, but anyone who watched him in college has seen the playmaking potential.

The Chiefs currently have a lot of good receivers. Kadarius Toney, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and recent draftees Skyy Moore and Rashee Rice seem like locks. They also seem to like the speedy Justin Watson and punt returner Richie James quite a bit.

That means Ross has to beat out either Watson or James, or Kansas City has to decide to go with seven receivers. Something they have not typically done under Andy Reid.

I think Ross’ future in Kansas City will depend on injuries. If there are injuries at other positions, forcing the Chiefs to stash an extra lineman or defensive back on their final roster, it might mean the practice squad for the wideout.

However, the opposite situation may already be in effect.

If Toney’s injury lingers, it may cause Kansas City to keep that seventh receiver even if they hadn’t planned on doing so. Bottom line is – if Ross goes to the practice squad, I think the Chiefs know there is a good chance someone snaps him up. And I would put the Commanders at the top of that list.

That’s seven. There could be others. I think one of the first three will be on the Commanders at some point this season. We'll see about the rest.