7 Commanders players who need extended reps in 2023 regular-season finale

It's time to see what these Commanders players can do...

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Mitchell Tinsley - Commanders WR

The Washington Commanders' wideouts have had a disappointing 2023. The veterans - Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel - have been mostly reliable. But the young players - Jahan Dotson and Dyami Brown - have underperformed expectations.

Washington should not stop playing Dotson - he needs all the snaps he can get as a former first-round pick. Brown, on the other hand, might be finished after failing to make any sort of impact during his three years with the franchise.

Undrafted free agent Mitchell Tinsley was a steady, consistent playmaker in college. He showed the ability to fight for the ball this preseason. Something that came as a pleasant surprise and didn't go unnoticed by the Commanders' brain trust when forming their roster plans for the 2023 campaign.

Tinsley beat out higher-profile players like Dax Milne and Kazmeir Allen for a roster spot. Unfortunately for the wide receiver, he has been on the field for just a handful of offensive snaps this season.

He deserves a longer look. With the Commanders having nothing to play for other than divisional pride against the Dallas Cowboys, getting Tinsley some targets at long last could provide useful insight into how much the pass-catcher has developed during his first season in Washington.

What harm could it do, in all honesty?